Drug-resistant malaria threatens livesMalaria could kill 200,000 more people a year if a drug-resistant strain escapes from Asia, experts warn.
The problem so far is confined to the Greater Mekong region of Cambodia, Thailand, Burma and Vietnam.
But if it spreads, especially to Africa, health authorities fear a 25 per cent spike in the mosquito-borne disease's latest annual death toll of 655,000, which unofficially is thought to be much higher.
"We're talking about another 200,000 lives," said James Gilling, Australia's malaria ambassador.
"The emerging drug resistance is very worrying."
Professor Graham Brown, director of Melbourne University's Nossal Institute for Global Health, said: "The world doesn't want this to get to Africa in particular."
Drug resistance threatens to undo big gains of the past decade in fighting the disease.
The article is a bit short on details of the drug resistant strain.
Has anyone in the region heard anything about it, or about increased health awareness for the locals?
We could all sit outside on banana lounges discussing the best way to rebuild a 4WD transmission and agree, through shared stories of conquests supporting our assertions, that there is no basis to the proposition that those least assured of their persuasions are the first to condemn others for theirs.
A lot of the problem is fake medicine; but what's worse are the pills of real medicine that have been cut so one is only getting a half dose or less.
This problem started in Cambodia a few years back, so it's not really recent news.
Still important to get it out there though...
Frederick Douglass: Find out just what any people will quietly submit to
and you have found out the exact measure of injustice
and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these
will continue till they are resisted with either
words or blows, or with both.
“Don’t believe them, don’t fear them, don’t ask
anything of them.”
I guess I won't be bicycling along the Mekhong from Nongkhai to Chiangkhan again this year.
I want drugs I don't build up tolerances to
Confesiones de una Representante de la Industria Farmacéutica - YouTube
This one has been around a fair while but it’s worth seeing if you haven't seen it.
This clip may be very confronting to some people as to what the big Pharma cartels are up to.
They have no intention in creating any cures for any disease.
All they are doing is creating more revenue to shove in their fat pockets by using emotional deception and enticing us to give more money to cancer research.
My Behaviour is a function of my experience .
My Personality is a composite of my behaviour patterns,of my
traits,adjustments and the roles that I play.
I act accordingly to the way I see things
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