Research Article: Time for a “Third Wave” of Malaria Activism to Tackle the Drug Stock-out Crisis

Date Published: November 24, 2009

Publisher: Public Library of Science

Author(s): unknown

Abstract: The PLoS Medicine Editors discuss shortages of artemisinin-based combination therapy in Africa at the point of care and how these can be addressed.

Partial Text: “Probably no other disease in human history has been associated with social and political activism to the extent that the HIV epidemic has,” says the AIDS Activism Web site [1]. Such activism played a huge role in reducing the costs of antiretroviral drugs in developing countries [2]. Five years ago, one of us (GY) argued that similar activism was needed to raise awareness of shortfalls in global efforts to control malaria [3]. We believe there are now signs of an evolving “malaria activism,” which has resulted in two major successes.



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