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[e-drug] Malaria - Counterfeit drugs and deadly dangers (2)

E-DRUG: Malaria - Counterfeit drugs and deadly dangers (2)
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Neil - Thanks for sharing

It would be good if malaria pills are not allowed to be sold in the 
market. Donors encourage sale in shops, previously via the Global Fund 
-supported AMFm, and now without this specific mechanism. 

Fake medicines can be prevented or at least massively decreased if there is a 
good 
alternative: malaria pills available with diagnostics, free at the public 
service and with trained community health workers.

A systematic review showed that CHWs are the most effective providers of 
malaria treatment but it seems donors and govts are not interested in 
funding them or integrating them in the public health system

https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-2875-11-414

Best wishes 
Mohga

Mohga Kamal-Yanni
Senior health & HIV policy advisor, Oxfam GB
Editor of www.globalhealthcheck.org
John Smith Drive, Oxford, OX4 2JY, UK (GMT, CET-1, EDT+5, EST+6)
Mohga Kamal-Yanni <mkamalyanni@Oxfam.org.uk>
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