Vol. 4 No. 1 (2018)
Mini Review

Plant-Derived Drugs in Malaria Treatment

Hempelmann E
Master of Science in biochemistry, University Tuebingen, Germany
Published June 10, 2018


Every year 880,000 people are killed by malaria, mostof them children in impoverished regions of the worldlacking adequate medical care. While many preventativemeasures, such as mosquito nets have decreased theincidence of malaria, once the disease is contracted,it must be treated. Many plasmodial species havedeveloped a frightening resistance to antimalarial agents,making the search for new, effective antimalarial agentsan urgent priority of global importance.