Nobel Prize winner Tu Youyou's team on Monday announced major scientific breakthroughs in treatment of artemisinin resistance.
The World Malaria Report 2018 published by the World Health Organization said that global malaria control progress has stalled.
Artemisinin resistance and partner drug resistance has been reported in Greater Mekong subregion.
In response to this problem, Tu said that after three years of research, her team found treatment to artemisinin resistance.
"Prolonging the period of taking the medicine, or replacing the partner drug, could solve the problem of resistance," Tu said.
Her team also found that artemisinin has a special effect in treating lupus erythematosus.
"It has been seen that artemisinin is effective in treating LE. We are cautiously optimistic about the success of experiments," Tu said.