Fake drugs killing Africans; as greed, poor leadership compromise leaders


New York –Millions of Africans are vulnerable to exploitation and unwilling death from fake drugs from overseas, especially from China, India and other countries.

The African markets are saturated with fake drugs and many African presidents and their bureaucrats are collaborating in the fake drug sale.

Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that more than 120,000 people a year die in Africa because of fake anti-malarial drugs alone, either because the drugs were substandard or simply contained no active ingredients at all.

Even medicines that are substandard – containing an insufficient dosage of active ingredients, the WHO maintained “can be deadly, leading to drug resistance, a particular issue for infectious diseases like malaria and tuberculosis.”

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Source: Globe Afrique Editorial

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.