|An elderly woman gives a massage to her daughter, who is a malaria patient at a hospital in the Ke Maunt area in Myanmar, December 20, 2006. Photo: LAW/EPA|
Parasites resistant to the frontline malaria drug have spread westward through Southeast Asia and are nearing Myanmar’s border with India, threatening to repeat history and render crucial medicines useless, researchers warn.
(The following report was released by Malaria Consortium to mark World Malaria Day on April 25 and is being published by Mizzima as a public service).
Myanmar and Japan will cooperate on a wide range of health issues mainly including combating tuberculosis (TB), HIV/AIDS and malaria, official media reported Friday.