1247 Surveillance of antimalarial drug resistance related genes in Plasmodium falciparum in Sudan


Locations: Sudan (SD)

Partner study description

This is a cross sectional and screening study to determine the prevalence of drug resistant alleles in Sudanese Plasmodium falciparum field isolates which has been collected from different areas in Sudan from 2017-2018. Febrile patients (>37.5 °C) positive microscopy and RDT for P. falciparum were consented and enrolled in the study. Blood samples were spotted on Whatman 3 filter papers and labelled separately. Nested PCR based on rDNA detected was performed to confirm the species. P. falciparum multi-drug resistant genes are sought for samples collected during the 2018-2019 malaria season from different endemic areas in Sudan.

Key People

Mohamed Hassan Abdelraheem
Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum, Sudan
Nuclear Applications In Biological Sciences, Sudan Atomic Energy Commission, Khartoum, Sudan
Maazza Hussien
Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum, Sudan