Woman carrying daughter, Rwanda

Experts emphasise the importance of cooperation in sharing data on artemisinin resistance in Africa

6 May 2022

Drug-resistant malaria is now a critical public health emergency on a global scale. In a new editorial a diverse group of malaria researchers, including WWARN senior scientists, have highlighted that the artemisinin confirmed recently in Rwanda and Uganda is likely just the ‘tip of the spear’, with its emergence and/or spread likely to have occurred already, or soon to occur widely across endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa. 

In the editorial, the experts make five feasible recommendations, based on learnings from the COVID-19 experience on collecting, sharing and disseminating these critical data efficiently. Read the full editorial.