Research shows that treating whole populations could wipe out the illness, but it requires decisive political action and a lot of money

Malaria could be quickly eliminated in south-east Asia by an all-out effort to dose whole populations with drugs that treat the disease, regardless of whether people have symptoms or are healthy, say experts.

The radical programme may be the best way to outpace rapidly spreading resistance to anti-malarial drugs, they believe.

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