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Dossier Artemisia

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Abstract: Malaria still claims many victims in the developing world. An additional problem is that the parasite that causes the disease has become resistant to many of the commonly used anti-malarial medicines. Now there is an alternative: artemisinin, derived from a plant native to China, Artemisia annua (known as alsem or Absinth in Dutch). However, the production and distribution of this ‘wonder drug’ is encumbered for several reasons. This Dossier focuses on the issues and questions raised in the Artemisia D-group. This virtual community is intended for malaria experts, policy-makers, NGOs, producers, researchers and distributers of ACT, with representatives from across the world. One-hundred-and-seventy-five participants have already joined the group and it is expected that this group will form the basis for an evolving network.
Category: Policy
Editor: Dam, H. van
Keywords: disease prevention and control , health , knowledge management , plant production
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Place: [Amsterdam]
Publisher: Royal Tropical Institute. Information & Library Services
Year: 2010
Right: © 2010 KIT
Subject: Agriculture and Rural Development
Title: Dossier Artemisia