In this file photo released by the United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Sick women and children wait to be treated for malaria at a hospital in El Sereif village, North Darfur, Sudan.

In this file photo released by the United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Sick women and children wait to be treated for malaria at a hospital in El Sereif village, North Darfur, Sudan.

There are an estimated 200 million cases of malaria worldwide each year, and around 600,000 deaths. But the last 15 years represent a success story in the fight against the disease: Increased investment in treatment and prevention have cut the death rate nearly in half. Now, researchers warn that resistance to the primary drug used to treat malaria is spreading. A new study has detected a resistant strain in Myanmar near the Indian border, raising concerns that resistance could soon extend its hold to sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 90 percent of malaria deaths occur. Diane and her guests discuss new concerns about combating malaria worldwide.

Guests

  • Dr. Alan Magill director of the Malaria Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Laurie Garrett senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Dr. William Moss professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; co-director of the Southern Africa International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research
  • Dr. Lawrence Barat senior technical advisor to the President's Malaria Initiative at USAID
  • Jason Beaubien global health and development correspondent for NPR

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

New York Times Columnist David Brooks

Friday, Feb 24 2017New York Times columnist David Brooks talks with Diane about what he sees happening inside Washington and around the country and why he thinks President Trump represents the wrong answer to the right question.

Efforts to Improve The Way We Die

Friday, Feb 17 2017Diane speaks with Dr. Roger Kligler who is living with advanced stage cancer on why he's suing the state of Massachusetts for the 'Right to Die' and with Dr. Jessica Zitter, and intensive care and palliative care specialist on why better communication is so needed between doctors and patients facing end-of-life issues.

Two Weeks In: The U.S. Government Under President Trump

Friday, Feb 03 2017President Trump announces his nominee for the Supreme Court, legal battles ramp up in opposition to the Trump's executive order on immigration restrictions,and some in Congress vow to resist: Three political experts speculate on the future of our three branches of government and their respective powers in the Trump administration.