UN Calls for Unity to Fight Drug-Resistant MalariaPosted: July 5, 2012
In 2010 the Asia Pacific region had 28 million cases of malaria with 38,000 lives lost. Over 90 per cent of the deaths occurred in India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.
Health officials have been alarmed by the growing numbers of malaria patients in Thailand and Cambodia and in the border regions of Malaysia.
Scientists blame the consumption of single-use drugs and sales of fake drugs as the key reasons for the growing drug resistance. Teuscher says the concerns are growing that drug treatments will fail at some point.