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Cases of drug-resistant malaria are increasing along the Thai-Myanmar border. Without a comprehensive, targeted approach to eliminate this variant, researchers across the region are concerned that the disease could once again take hold in an area already distressingly familiar with its life-threatening consequences.The BBC's Nick Wood reports from the Mae Sot District in north-east Thailand.

Professor Francois Nosten, Director of the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit in Mae Sot, Thailand, is interviewed in this video.

François Nosten

Infectious diseases

Professor François Nosten's work concentrates on infectious diseases at the Thai-Burma border. The main focus of his research is on malaria, especially malaria in pregnant women and emerging drug resistance of malaria parasites.

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