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Title: An Overview of Application of Nanotechnology in Malaria Control
Authors: Pam, D.D.
Omalu, I.C.J.
Innalegwu, D.A.
Opemipo, B.O.
Hassan, F.S.
Kasim, J.H.
Saba, M.H.
Abuchi, N.A.
Adeniyi, K.A.
Keywords: treatment
nanomedicine drug delivery systems
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Series/Report no.: Vol. 16;No. 2; Pp 1-4
Abstract: Infectious diseases caused by parasites are of immense global significance as about 30% of world’s population experiences parasitic infections. malaria is the most life threatening disease and accounts for one to two million deaths round the globe every year. Currently, there is no available effective vaccine against malaria. The shortcomings of malaria preventive and curative drug treatments have become a major reason for the failure to eradicate the disease. There is an urgent need for an effective antimalarial agent due to increasing drug resistance of Plasmodium falciparum. Nanotechnology has been identified as the new frontier in the fight against this disease. Nanomedicine is a new technology utilizing nanometer scale drug delivery systems as therapeutics, able to confer advantages which include improved drug pharmacokinetic profiles, organ, cell and parasite targeted drug delivery, reduce doses and reduction in drug toxicity. Nanomedicine can address the challenges associated with current anti-malarial drugs by reformulating the drugs in nanomedicine drug delivery systems (NMDDS). The development of these particulate carriers as vehicles for delivery of active compounds is a novel area of research that provides a new hope in malarial chemotherapy.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2972
ISSN: 0972-5997
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