What is needed to cure malaria?
Malaria is usually cured through treatment with an anti-malarial drug. The World Health Organization recommends use of an ACT (artemisinin-based combination therapy, such as Coartem) as first-line treatment for all non-complicated (i.e. not severe) malaria, and especially P. falciparum malaria (which in most places is resistance to chloroquine, and also to mefloquine in some locations). For complicated, severe malaria, or in cases where the patient is unable to take medication orally, the recommended treatment is intravenous quinine.