08 February 2017
Failing Drugs and Super Bugs: The Race to Eliminate Malaria
The fight against malaria is one of the biggest success stories of the 21st century, but drug resistance is threatening global progress. Izaskun Gaviria, who leads the Regional Artemisinin Initiative for the Global Fund, writes about a cross-border program that is speeding the response to drug-resistant malaria in the Greater Mekong.
Deep In the Mekong
Rapid testing allowed Myat Thu Sin to start treatment and be cured -- before the malaria parasite could spread. This film shows how the Global Fund partnership is pursuing the dual goals of malaria elimination and overcoming artemisinin resistance in remote communities in Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam.
CRuSh Malaria in Niger
Catholic Relief Services this week launched the CRuSh Malaria campaign in Niger, aimed at reducing the number of malaria cases among children under five by 60 percent by 2020. Read more about how Niger is fighting malaria to save children.