Malaria Pushing Back Malaria is getting tougher to treat in parts of Southeast Asia. Along the Thai-Myanmar border, doctors struggle against counterfeit drugs and a debilitated health care system to preserve the last, best weapon we have against the parasite.
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Malaria Pushing Back

Malaria is getting tough to cure in parts of Thailand, threatening recent world progress against it.

This 5-year-old boy was carried to a Thai malaria clinic by his mother from deep inside Myanmar. If the mother had waited even a day longer, doctors say, the child probably would have died. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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Stakes Rise In Malaria Battle As Cracks Appear In Drug's Armor

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The U.S. Army distributed a monthly pinup calendar to GIs, which encouraged them to protect themselves from malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Cartoon by Frank Mack for the U.S. Army./Courtesy of the Images from the History of Medicine. hide caption

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Cartoon by Frank Mack for the U.S. Army./Courtesy of the Images from the History of Medicine.

How The U.S. Stopped Malaria, One Cartoon At A Time

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Daw Khin Twon, an undocumented immigrant from Burma, rests at home after receiving malaria treatment at the Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot, Thailand. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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