Antimalarial plants ‘in danger of extinction’

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La déforestation menace les plantes traditionnelles employées contre la malaria

Un enfant dans un village en Ouganda © AFP PHOTO / TONY KARUMBA

More research is needed to prevent the extinction of trees and shrubs with antimalarial properties that could guide the discovery of new generation of anti-malarials and other life-saving drugs, African scientists have said.

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