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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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.