It is a bit sad that while the ‘health community’ is seriously trying to fight malaria, we are taken a few steps back by producers of fake drugs and low quality drugs especially in Africa and Asia.
According to a research by Fogarty International Centre, 1500 samples of seven different malaria drugs in seven South East Asian countries showed that fake and low quality drugs are the causes of treatment failure and drug resistance.
Similar results were found in 21 sub-Saharan African countries.
This really should serve as a wake up call for the government and various stakeholders involved in the fight against malaria.

{source: BBC News}

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