Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Nigerian Malaria

A couple of weeks ago I posted a brief note on malaria treatment in Nigeria. Here is a follow-up, explaining how illegal distribution of often substandard medications makes the community health problems worse by giving rise to drug-resistant strains of the disease. I still plan to go into this later, but the biggest problem with this issue isn't cost - I think money could be found under the right circumstances. The biggest problem is the health care distribution system and its effect on compliance with treatment programs.


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