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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 Assembly
“The Republic of Congo [Wednesday] called for a United Nations-wide global battle against the proliferation of counterfeit and substandard medicines, warning the General Assembly on the second day of its 72nd annual General Debate that Africa was particularly vulnerable…” (9/20).

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