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Efforts to tackle malaria infections over the past decades have yielded impressive results across the tropics, so much so that full elimination is now a public health priority for many malaria endemic countries.

However, resistance to frontline treatments against malaria has emerged and spread across South-East Asia, which is proving a major challenge for elimination efforts. To achieve malaria elimination and contain multidrug antimalarial resistance, strong surveillance systems are essential.

Read the full article on The Conversation website, written by Georgina Humphreys, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, and Magatte Ndiaye, Research Fellow, UCAD, Senegal. 

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