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Malaria elimination and mass drug administration

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Duration: 0:05:04 | Added: 12 Jul 2019
Dr Tom Peto from MORU (Mahidol Oxford Research Unit) in Bangkok, Thailand, tells us how mass drug administration can help eliminate malaria

Although malaria has greatly declined in Southeast Asia this century, treating clinical cases won’t be sufficient to eliminate it from the region. Mass drug administration allows to eliminate parasites from asymptomatic carriers, and careful engagement with whole communities is key.

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