Artemisinins still our best weapon against malaria, say experts

The powerful medicines known as artemisinins have plenty of mileage in them in the global fight against malaria, and concern about partial resistance has been overstated.

That’s the message in a piece published today by scientists and doctors to coincide with World Malaria Day.

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Experts discover ways to tackle drug resistant parasites that cause the killer disease malaria

A new analysis of all relevant previously published clinical data shows how parasites causing malaria become resistant to a commonly used treatment for malaria in travellers.

11 December 2017

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Doctors begin new clinical trial treating cancer with 70p malaria drug

Experts from St George’s University of London, and St George’s Hospital have joined forces to investigate whether a common and cheap malaria drug can be used also against cancer.

7 March 2017


World Malaria Day video

St George's, University of London Principal, Professor Jenny Higham speaks to malaria expert Professor Sanjeev Krishna marking World Malaria Day and the work we are doing to tackle this global health problem.

Watch the video on the St George's YouTube channel