Last Updated

23 Jan 2023

LSHTM Event: Antimalarial resistance in Africa​

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) invites you to participate in the Antimalarial resistance in Africa​event organized by the Malaria Centre (link) and the Antimicrobial Resistance Centre series of events.

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Time: 13:00 - 14:00 GMT

Place: Hybrid (virtual and Room LG6, LSHTM, UK)

Speakers:

  • Dr Khalid B Beshir (Department of Infection Biology, Infectious and Tropical Diseases, LSHTM) 
  • Dr Colin J Sutherland (Department of Infection Biology, Infectious and Tropical Diseases, LSHTM) 

The scaling-up of antimalarial use in Africa inevitably results in selective pressure on malaria parasites and causes the emergence of parasites resistant to antimalarials. Therefore, systematic surveillance of the emergence and spread of malaria parasites harbouring gene variants associated with resistance to antimalarial drugs is an important component of malaria control strategy.  

​​In this talk, Khalid Beshir and Colin Sutherland (LSHTM) will present data from surveillance of molecular markers of resistance and discuss the implications for the efficacy and effectiveness of antimalarial interventions in Africa.​ 

Free and open to all, online and in person. No registration required. A recording of this session will be available after the event on this page.

Read more here.