ERAR Bulletin

Newsletter of the Emergency Response to Artemisinin Resistance in the Greater Mekong Subregion (ERAR – GMS) Project

Vol.1 No. 2, 2014

News

Lao PDR: Malaria outbreaks remain worrisome but progress is being made in response and control

30 June 2014 -- Despite a substantial reduction of the malaria burden, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic continues to experience outbreaks and the country’s first-line malaria drugs are beginning to lose effectiveness. A national strategy is being developed to tackle the challenge.

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New framework on malaria drugs to save $100 million

24 June 2014 -- In a major initiative that fundamentally changes how anti-malaria drugs are procured, the Global Fund is entering into new framework agreements with suppliers of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) that are aimed at improving delivery and having a bigger impact, both in value for money and in lives saved.

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Field Feature

Protecting migrant workers in Cambodia against malaria

30 June 2014 -- A bed net lending programme for migrant farm workers in Cambodia’s province of Pailin contributes to a fall in malaria cases.

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WHO releases new tool to track efficacy of antimalarial drugs

14 May 2014 -- WHO has released two interactive maps providing a visual overview of the status of antimalarial drug efficacy for P. falciparum and P. vivax malaria. The maps chart the results of hundreds of therapeutic efficacy studies conducted around the world between 2005 and 2013.

View the antimalarial drug efficacy maps