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July 16, 2009
Cambodia fears growing resistance to malaria drugs

The war against malaria — the parasitic illness transmitted by mosquitos that kills more than one million people each year — remains a huge global health problem. One of the biggest challenges in fighting malaria is drug resistance.

In Cambodia, health officials are seeing new evidence of resistance as they try to treat the most deadly kind of malaria.

The concern is that this deadly strain will spread to Africa with devastating results, as Gary Strieker reports, in association with the Global Health Frontline News Project.

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9 comments

#9

yes!we can winne the war aganist malaria if all of us put in place the required mechanism

#8

There are close to 1 Million malaria deaths in Africa annually. This is despite significant levels of scale up of preventive measures (IRS and LLINs)and in most areas adoption of new treatment policies using ACTs. An effective malaria control programme is anchored partly by the treatment policies adopted. The spectre of drug resistance paints a bleak picture for the future. Counterfiet drugs coupled with poor drug regulation and legislation in the third world will reverse any gains made over the last decade.

#7

The problem is compounded by substandard drugs – see –
News reports from Cambodia show that the malaria drug problem is a world-wide concern. “Many of the drugs are cheaply made and don’t contain the right chemistry, or are stored at incorrect temperatures, while others are deliberate fakes that have authentic-looking pills and packaging but contain only a small percentage of the active ingredient in each pill,” according to Talea Miller of Online NewsHour. in
http://www.malariafreefuture.org/blog/?p=712

#6

[…] recommended treatment for malaria, is attracting media attention. A six-minute video report from World Focus includes interviews with experts and visits to clinics and pharmacy shops. The role of fake and […]

#5

Since Malaria is transmitted by the proliferation of mosquitos the focus need be on preventing their replication -on a national and global scale-rather governments still spending billions on weapons for killing one another. The substances that can arrest the proliferation of mosquitos have been long present and now used successfully but still commonly disregarded simply because of not being edible.

Also the breeding of mosquito fish and the better and more thorough care and managing of domestic animals wherein no one has more than they can properly attend, groom and protect along with proper land cultivation and further collaborative research into naturally occurring incipients from rain forest and plants having natural insecticidal properties -that modern day building and farming practices uproot and discard-are among the more rewarding pursuits the people of endangered nations can cooperatively engage in.

For several years efforts have been made to introduce such safe naturally occurring mosquito repellents and insect contraceptives to select governments and institutions with none responding or subsidizing, though instead spending billions attempting to otherwise combat viral induced illnesses such as Malaria and West Nile and other mosquito borne diseases.

Encourage the people and officials of nations like Cambodia, The Philippines, Indonesia, etc and the Umited States can better prioritize so that erradication of mosquito’s becomes a worthy target for warfare. Contact multiservices@att.net for ways and substances that can both interfere with mosquito replication and help with identification of usually ignored native plants having safe insecticidal properties. Eventually people can be everywhere taught to identify and conserve such growths -even though they be not edible or even attractive. People need be about doing what gets results! That requires acting preventively !

#4

[…] Cambodia fears growing resistance to malaria drugs [Worldfocus] One of the biggest challenges in fighting malaria is drug resistance and the concern is that a deadly strain will spread to Africa with devastating results. This is a six-minute PBS special that delves into the science and history of malaria drug resistance. […]

#3

Mr. Joed Upont, all the world needs is more “alternative medicine”. You did not mention that you are also opposed to vaccination!

Science is science. Superstition is superstition. Let’s not harm humanity.

#2

[…] For more, watch the Signature Story “Cambodia fears growing resistance to malaria drugs.” […]

#1

There is a MR. Humble on youtube who is pushing Chlorine Dioxide with lemon juice to cure or treat Malaria. Has the Gov. of Cambodia looked into this? There are Garlic and Oregano oils which supposedly are helpful.

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