Date Published: November 24, 2009
Publisher: Public Library of Science
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 . Such activism played a huge role in reducing the costs of antiretroviral drugs in developing countries . Five years ago, one of us (GY) argued that similar activism was needed to raise awareness of shortfalls in global efforts to control malaria . We believe there are now signs of an evolving “malaria activism,” which has resulted in two major successes.