Anti Malaria group on troubling signs of drug resistance
Malaria remains a major public health problem in the West African sub-region and across Africa, despite recent progress in combating the illness.
According to the Worldwide Anti malarial Resistance Network (WWARN), a research and surveillance group, there are already troubling signs of emerging drug resistance in Asia.
“There are concerns that this resistance may spread outside of southeast Asia and eventually come to the African continent,” said Phillip Guerin, the Executive Director of WWARN.
In an interview with West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR), Guerin stressed the need to shield Africa from possible attacks and succumbing to the drug resistance malaria syndrome.
His resistance and surveillance the group has just opened its West Africa office in Dakar, Senegal to help stop resistance coming in and boost the search for solution to Malaria in Africa.
WADR’s Enoh Ndri speaks with Phillip Guerin during the launch of the Worldwide Anti malarial Resistance Network (WWARN) West Africa regional office.
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