First successful studies on malaria treatment
5 years after the formation of the ISLA Research Group (as of October 2018) promising interim conclusions can be outlined. Soon after a first pilot trial on the 'Effectiveness of anti-microbial photodynamic therapy for treating malaria' was conducted in Rudrapur, India a first study was realized in Ondo, Nigeria.
The protocol proved to be extremely effective and superior to the state-of-the-art malaria treatment that was used so far: After 5 treatments within 9 days 90% or the study participants that were treated with laser and infusion did not show any plasmodia anymore. As a comparison, 50% of the patients of the reference group that received traditional treatment were still tested malaria positive.