'Hence, why we keep having new brands and types of antimalarial
drugs in the market every day to help deal with these modifying strains' he explained.
To improve access to antimalarial
services, many governments have lifted financial barriers and removed user fees.
The toxic effects of antimalarial
drugs are depicted by the total and relative weight of an organ after drug administration (Maina et al., 2008).
Fosun Pharma who sticks to continuous innovation and exploration to accelerate the achievement of ambitious goal of end malaria for good in malaria endemic areas, especially in sub-Saharan Africa held a ceremony for Fosun Foundation to donate antimalarial
medicines to Zambia Ministry of Health during High-Level Meeting on China-Africa Health Cooperation and 3rd Beijing Health Conference on Aug 18th.
Quantifying the pharmacology of antimalarial
drug combination therapy.
Recently there are various difficulties regarding the developing of new antimalarial
drugs, like cost, toxicity and drug resistance; nonetheless it has been considered globally the importance of finding new ways to improve antimalarial
treatments (Hsu, 2006).
With funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the research team used advanced computational analyses to identify about 2,600 genes that are essential to the parasite's growth and resistance to antimalarial
For its part, Novartis recently announced that it will invest more than $100 million in antimalarial
RandD over the next five years, to help contain emerging resistant strains of the disease.
The famous and potent antimalarial
compounds quinine (obtained from Cinchona species) and artemisinin (obtained from Artemisia annua) are derived from plants .
Previously, kaempferol isolated from the leaves of Schima wallichii was shown to exert a potent antimalarial
activity against chloroquine-resistant P.
Following a period of continuous increase in resistance of Plasmodium falciparum against the commonly used antimalarial
drugs such as chloroquine, and Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine (SP), the new artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) was introduced in 2005 with Artemether-Lumefantrine (AL) as first-line treatment for uncomplicated malaria and Artesunate + Amodiaquine (copackaged) as alternative [3, 4].
Part II on the other hand was subsectioned into various categories and captured data on the respondents' knowledge on malaria, preventive measures and treatment seeking attitude, paediatric drug formulations, antimalarial
drug use options, quinine antimalarial
therapy, and novel quinine formulations for children.