Friday, May 08, 2009

Cheaper Malaria Treatment

A recent initiative launched by the UN will provide easier access to the new malaria drugs, artemisinin combination therapies. Older drugs that have been used in the past are no longer effective, as strains of malaria have developed resistance against them. However, they are still on the market, and people buy them because they are cheap. The UN wants to drive these ineffective drugs off the market, and instead make the newer ones more affordable.
Source: UN News Source