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Malaria drug resistance in Africa and Asia: Trends & metrics in antimicrobial resistance

Recent evidence of the emergence of Plasmodium falciparum strains showing reduced susceptibility to the front line artemisinin combination therapies (ACT) in Africa has highlighted the growing problem of antimalarial drug resistance.

This seminar on World Malaria Day, hosted jointly by the School's Malaria Centre and Antimicrobial Resistance Centre, explores these issues from a range of disciplinary perspectives including molecular biology, clinical medicine, epidemiology, modelling, social sciences, policy and global control efforts.


Introductory remarks

Cally Roper, Professor in Malaria Genetics, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Changing effectiveness of artemisinin combination therapy for falciparum malaria in Africa

Colin Sutherland, Professor of Parasitology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Challenges in assembling heterogeneous data using the WWARN collaborative model

Georgina Humphreys, Infectious Diseases Data Observatory, University of Oxford

Constraints on appropriate malaria treatment in the context of drug resistance

Charlotte Gryseels, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp

Monitoring and managing the threat of antimalarial drug resistance

Pascal Ringwald, Global Malaria Programme, WHO, Geneva

Panel discussion

Including all speakers and David Reddy, Medicines for Malaria Venture and colleagues from the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 

Closing remarks

Shunmay Yeung, Associate Professor in Tropical Medicine, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Followed by reception and networking in the South Courtyard Cafe.

To secure your place please register on Eventbrite.


Free - please register



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