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WHO Seeks Funding for Emergency Response to Drug-resistant Malaria

The World Health Organization is warning that about $450 million is needed over the next three years to stop a strain of drug-resistant malaria from spreading beyond Southeast Asia to the rest of the world. Researchers say the artemisinin-resistant strain has spread to Burma and Vietnam since it was first detected along the Cambodian-Thai border in 2008.   In addition to sounding the alarm about drug-resistant malaria, the World Health Organization is rolling out an emergency response to ...

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