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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.
Start of Phase II trial of intravenous artesunate for children with severe malaria

Start of Phase II trial of intravenous artesunate for children with severe malaria

More effective treatment for malaria control during pregnancy in Africa

More effective treatment for malaria control during pregnancy in Africa

New understanding of anti-malarial drug resistance

New understanding of anti-malarial drug resistance

Diagnostic tests for Malaria are often underused in Zambia

Diagnostic tests for Malaria are often underused in Zambia

Malaria-infected mice cured by one dose of new drug from Johns Hopkins

Malaria-infected mice cured by one dose of new drug from Johns Hopkins

New guidelines on cultivating Artemisia plant used in anti-malaria medicines

New guidelines on cultivating Artemisia plant used in anti-malaria medicines

New technologies boost production of malaria drug artemisinin

New technologies boost production of malaria drug artemisinin

Africa's health problems are getting worse says the WHO

Africa's health problems are getting worse says the WHO

Africa is developing solutions for fighting disease and improving health

Africa is developing solutions for fighting disease and improving health

WHO gives indoor use of DDT a clean bill of health for controlling malaria

WHO gives indoor use of DDT a clean bill of health for controlling malaria

Distribution of more than 18 million malaria bednets in Africa

Distribution of more than 18 million malaria bednets in Africa

Malaria - the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing!

Malaria - the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing!

Thanks to WHO effective combo malaria therapy will be de-rigueur

Thanks to WHO effective combo malaria therapy will be de-rigueur

Cheap way to produce expensive malaria drug well on the way

Cheap way to produce expensive malaria drug well on the way

Danger of resistance to malaria drug

Danger of resistance to malaria drug

Millions from Gates to fight malaria

Millions from Gates to fight malaria

Artemisinin combination therapies have potential to be one of the major public health interventions for Africa in this decade

Artemisinin combination therapies have potential to be one of the major public health interventions for Africa in this decade

WHO urges responsible use of antimalarial medicines

WHO urges responsible use of antimalarial medicines

Combination therapy based on artemisinins might not be the ideal treatment for malaria

Combination therapy based on artemisinins might not be the ideal treatment for malaria

Malaria still biggest killer of children in Africa

Malaria still biggest killer of children in Africa