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Resource August 12, 2016

Meet the Journalist: Leslie Roberts

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A disaster is unfolding in Cambodia: multidrug resistant (MDR) malaria. In some places 60 percent of...

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Malaria is public health issue in Cambodia’s rural area near forested areas, where both locals and migrants work in agriculture, wood cutting and mining. Image by Jeffrey Lau. Cambodia, 2016.
Leslie Roberts, deputy news editor at Science, traveled to Myanmar, Cambodia, and Thailand to report on emergency efforts to eliminate malaria in the Mekong. She found a multi-drug resistant malaria epidemic in parts of Cambodia, raising for the prospect of untreatable malaria. Will multi-drug resistant malaria spread across the Mekong?
Video thumbnail image by Jeffrey Lau

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