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Artemisinin is a drug used to treat multi-drug resistant strains of falciparum malaria. The compound (a sesquiterpene lactone) is isolated from the plant Artemisia annua. Not all plants of this species contain artemisinin.
New insights into the international burden of malaria

New insights into the international burden of malaria

Antimalarial drug resistance is an international problem that requires a co-ordinated, international response

Antimalarial drug resistance is an international problem that requires a co-ordinated, international response

Malaria mortality rate in Africa and Asia could double in a few decades as the drug used most frequently is rendered useless

Malaria mortality rate in Africa and Asia could double in a few decades as the drug used most frequently is rendered useless

GSK and WHO collaborate to fight malaria

GSK and WHO collaborate to fight malaria

Access to effective malaria treatment for Africa threatened by drug shortages

Access to effective malaria treatment for Africa threatened by drug shortages

WHO renews call for effective malaria treatment

WHO renews call for effective malaria treatment