Hope is on the horizon for a malaria-free Africa

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The battle to eliminate and eventually eradicate malaria has become even more challenging.

Not to be outdone, the malaria parasite has also thrown a few curve balls into the mix.and can go undetected by the most widely used point-of-care diagnostic tool in rural malaria endemic regions. This leaves malaria-infected individuals at risk of developing severe illness, and still capable of transmitting malaria.

In addition, African malaria parasites from Eritrea, Rwanda and Uganda have become resistant to the artemisinin part of ACTs. ACTs are the only class of effective antimalarial currently available.


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