Tackling Artemisnin-Resistant Malaria
Thet Thet Mar's four-year-old boy, Myo, had a high grade fever, vomiting and diarrhea. At Kawthaung District Hospital a rapid diagnostic test came back negative: no malaria, and no malaria medicine. Prescription of treatment without diagnosis is a driver of drug-resistant malaria. The Regional Artemisinin Initiative is tackling the problem.