Drug resistant malaria spreading in SE Asia

Author: Marya Lieberman

This NPR piece describes the spread of artemisinin-resistant malaria strains from one area of Cambodia across Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. In these regions, falsified arteminsinin drugs have permeated markets for over a dozen years.  

For more information about the prevalence of drug-resistant malaria strains and falsified or low quality antimalarial drugs, please check out the interactive maps at the WWARN web site.