Rev Esp Quimioter 2016, 29(Suppl. 1):72-75

Resistance to the antimalarial drugs                     


Malaria is one of the most widespread infectious diseases around the world with 214 million cases and 438,000 deaths in 2015. In the early twentieth century it was described for the first time the resistance to quinine and, since then, drug resistance to antimalarial drugs has spread up to represent a global challenge in the fight and control of malaria. Understanding the mechanisms, geography and monitoring tools that we can act against resistance to antimalarial drugs is critical to prevent its expansion.

Rev Esp Quimioter 2016; 29(Suppl. 1):72-75 [pdf]