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Scientists are racing to stamp out the disease in Southeast Asia before unstoppable strains spread.

In a new article for Nature, researchers from MORU and SMRU (NDM) explain what is happening and what we are doing to eliminate drug-resistant malaria in Southeast Asia before it spreads. 

Read the article (Nature)

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