3.4 billion people live in malaria-prone areas and 500,000 people die every year as a result of this disease. Australians routinely travel to malaria-endemic areas, so it is a disease we need to know about and need to be protected against. This succinct and factual talk will give you the basics you need to know before you next travel.
Dr Treasure McGuire is a medicines information pharmacist, pharmacologist, educator, and researcher. As assistant director of Pharmacy, Mater Health Services, she manages their academic practice unit. She is also a senior conjoint lecturer in the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland and associate professor of Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University, where she lectures on complementary medicines, reproductive health, medication safety, and communicable diseases. In recognition of her services to medicines information, she received the Lilly International Fellowship in Hospital Pharmacy and the Bowl of Hygeia of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.