Malaria

UN health agency announces plans to develop new anti-malaria drug

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced the signing today of an agreement which is expected to pave the way for the development of a new combination anti-malaria drug.

UN agency hails decoding of malaria genomes as public health breakthrough

Describing it as a "turning point" for global public health, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today hailed the announcement by scientists that they have decoded the genetic information of the most dangerous malaria parasite and the most important mosquito that transmits it.

Combination approach results in significant drop in malaria rates in Viet Nam - WHO

A multi-pronged approach to battling malaria in Viet Nam has resulted in a ten-fold drop in the proportion of villagers with the parasites in their blood, according to a new study published the journal of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).

Use of new anti-resistance malaria medicines urged by UN health agency

In an effort to control malaria and save half of the 800,000 children who die of the disease each year, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today urged countries to switch to a new type of treatment whenever there was strong evidence that existing conventional medicines were no longer working.