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Counterfeit, Substandard Medicines Threaten Disease Control, Prevention Efforts In Africa

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Counterfeit and substandard malaria drugs in Africa “Ineffective and fake drugs for malaria are hampering efforts to control the disease. Now, the international community is seeking ways to respond…” (Brower, October 2017). U.N. News Centre: U.N. must lead global battle against counterfeit medicines, Congo tells General…

New Agreement Will Improve Access To State-Of-The-Art HIV Medications In 92 Nations

Reuters: Exclusive: Africa to get state-of-art HIV drugs for $75 a year “Makers of generic AIDS drugs will start churning out millions of pills for Africa containing a state-of-the-art medicine widely used in rich countries, after securing a multi-million dollar guarantee that caps prices at just $75 per patient a…

In Speech To African Leaders, U.S. President Trump Compliments Nigeria’s Handling Of Ebola Outbreak, Announces U.N. Ambassador Haley, HHS Secretary Price To Travel To Continent

The Cable: Trump praises Nigeria’s tackling of Ebola, says Africa has tremendous potential “U.S. President Donald Trump has lauded Nigeria for its handling of the 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus disease. Trump on Wednesday also said there’s ‘tremendous business potential’ in Africa, revealing that his wealthy friends were investing…

Empowered Communities, Patient-Centered Approach Could Improve HIV Treatment Access

Gates Notes: Leaving No One Behind Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, highlights remarks made by Tom Ellman of Doctors Without Borders at the foundation’s Goalkeepers event last month. Ellman discussed his organization’s experience delivering HIV care in Mozambique using Community antiretroviral therapy (ART) Groups (CAGs),…

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