World Malaria Day - Drug Resistance

Burnet Institute

24 April, 2014

In 2009, in a small community in Western Cambodia, scientists were puzzled about why malaria parasites were developing a resistance to the most effective frontline drugs - Artemisinin.

Was it a case of history repeating itself?

Head of Burnet Institute’s Malaria Epidemiology Group, Dr Freya Fowkes presented the latest research about malaria resistance in the Asia-Pacific region at a recent World Health Day Forum in Melbourne.

Find out more about World Malaria Day, celebrated on 25 April each year.

Contact Details

For more information in relation to this news article, please contact:

Professor Freya J.I. Fowkes

Deputy Program Director, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health




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