“A cheap and widely available malaria drug is an effective treatment for pregnant women, scientists said on Friday…. Malaria, a parasitic disease transmitted by mosquitoes, kills more than a million people a year, mostly young children in Africa.Chloroquine had been the standard treatment against the disease. But the malaria parasite has become increasingly resistant to chloroquine and SP.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged African nations to switch to artemisinin-based combination drugs known as ACTs but doctors have been concerned about the effects of the treatment on the developing foetus.” More

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