Racing Against Time: Protecting Against Drug Resistance: APPMG Special Report 2015-2016

Resistance to Artemisinin Combination Therapies (ACTs), the most effective drugs we have to tackle malaria, is growing. It is already a significant threat to health in Southeast Asia and will be a global threat if it spreads further. Given the urgency of the situation, the All-Party Parliamentary Group has decided to publish a special report on the situation with the action needed. We are grateful to Dr Sylvia Meek and the team at Malaria Consortium for their assistance with this.

We know that governments in the region recognise the threat and have already taken action. We also know that the UK has provided money for doing so, and we welcome that. However, an even greater focus is needed. Only by effectively eliminating malaria from the region can we be sure resistance will not spread. This report is dedicated to the memory of Dr Sylvia Meek, its co-author, who dedicated her life to the fight against malaria and neglected tropical diseases.

Jeremy Lefroy MP, Chair
The Rt Hon Baroness Helene Hayman GBE, Vice Chair
Pauline Latham OBE MP, Vice Chair
Mark Durkan MP, Treasurer

Read the full report here: APPMG Annual Report 2015-16