Counterfeit and Substandard Antimalarial Drugs

Counterfeit (fake) and substandard antimalarial drugs may contain no active ingredients, less than the required amount of active ingredients, or ingredients not described on the package label. Manufacturers of counterfeit drugs tend to copy more expensive brands of drugs and make them look like brand-name drugs.

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The Dutch Malaria Foundation joins global campaign Fight the Fakes

Today, the Dutch Malaria Foundation joins the global campaign to fight fake medicines! Together with 3 other new members (the Global Pharma Health Fund, Malaria Consortium and Roll Back Malaria) The Dutch Malaria Foundation has decided to strengthen the efforts of the fight against fake medicines.

Fight the Fakes is a campaign that aims to raise awareness about the dangers of fake medicines. The campaign gives a voice to those who have been personally impacted and shares the stories of those working to put a stop to this threat to public health. It seeks to build a global movement of organizations and individuals who will shine light on the negative impact that fake medicines have on people around the globe and to reduce the negative consequences on individuals worldwide. Read more at www.fighthefakes.org

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Ghana: Fake Malaria Drug On the Market

02 Dec 2013 AllAfrica.com

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is warning the general public, particularly hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and other health facilities, about the presence of a fake anti-malarial medicine on the Ghanaian market – Quinine Sulphate Tablets (300mg). Read Ghana: Fake Malaria Drug On the Market

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‘Malaria is not going away because we are getting fake treatment’

China suspected as source of counterfeit drugs that are holding back fight against malaria in Africa. The life-saving medicine arrives on cargo trucks and in suitcases, crossing borders to be put on sale in pharmacies, shops and hospitals. There is just one problem: it isn’t life-saving at all. Read ‘Malaria is not going away because we are getting fake treatment’

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Dar [es Salaam, Tanzania] assured of steady malaria drugs supply

Drugs for malaria treatment to last till mid 2014 will be procured by Global Fund Secretariat next month, while two artemesinin combination therapy (ACT) whose stocks have completely depleted are being flow with immediate effect (Dar assured of steady malaria drugs supply, Daily News, 15 June 2013)

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I signed the Juma petition because

I would to have a role in fighting against malaria to stop its complications that might to be catastrophic in some poor endemic countries.As known the effective drugs is the cornerstone to save life to stop morbidity and mortality – Petitioner from Sudan

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I signed the Juma petition because

Malaria is a devastating illness that is conquerable, and real medication is one of the methods – Petitioner from the UK

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I signed the Juma petition because

300,000 people still die of malaria yearly in Nigeria partly as a result of fake drugs and there are anecdotal reports that the ACT in the market are not working – Petitioner from Nigeria

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I signed the Juma petition because

Its all so wrong. These people must be stopped from taking any hope of life away from sick innocent children – Petitioner from the UK

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I signed the Juma petition because

as a malaria specialist this cause is just and timely – Petitioner from UK

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