Susceptibility of plasmodium falciparum to antimalarial drugs. Report on global monitoring 1996-2004

March 2005


World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 133
Publication date: 2005
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HTM/MAL/2005.1103



This report, which presents a broad overview of antimalarial drug efficacy worldwide, sets forth clear monitoring criteria, while stressing rational use of available tests for evaluating resistance and showing how therapeutic efficacy test results help in updating national malaria treatment policies. It also draws attention to the need for countries to use standardized WHO protocols. With WHO coordination, countries in all malaria endemic regions are conducting therapeutic efficacy measurements using standardized methodologies.