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Drug Resistance Selection App

The dangers of superbugs

Drug resistance happens when microorganisms (such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites) change in some way that reduces or eliminates the effectiveness of antimicrobial drugs (such as antibiotics, antivirals, and antimalarials). As a result of drug resistance, infections persist in the body, causing more harm and increasing the risk of spreading to others.

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Costing Tool for Malaria Interventions

In the Greater Mekong Sub-region, progresses towards eliminating P. falciparum malaria must be accelerated to address the global health emergency of anti-malarial drug resistance. Many researchers and practitoners believe that treating only patients suspected of malaria is insufficient to eliminate the disease as there are a large number of…

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Prioritizing Testing for Fever Diagnosis

RITM staffs conducts a Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) for malaria result in Rizal, Palawan, Philippines.
Staffs conducts a Rapid Diagnostic Test for malaria result in Rizal, Palawan, Philippines.

Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are medical diagnostic tests designed to be quick and easy to perform. RDTs are low-cost, simple to operate and read, and in use in a large number of low-resource settings.

We developed an App based on a simple mathematical model to help medical staff prioritise their use of RDTs.

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Malaria Elimination in Asia-Pacific

Forcing Versus Feedback: Epidemic Malaria and Monsoon Rains in Northwest India
Example of Compartmental Model for Malaria Modelisation, Source: Laneri et al. 2010

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions. In 2017, there were an estimated 219 million cases of malaria worldwide resulting in an estimated 435,000 deaths (World Malaria Report 2018). Approximately 90% of both cases and deaths occurred in Africa but, as the global threat of drug-resistant malaria spreads in Asia, the Asia-Pacific region is strategic and has been targeted for elimination by the year 2030.

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