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Best malaria treatment available to those who need it the most

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Challenge:

Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is expensive or difficult to access in malaria-endemic countries; ineffective and cheaper anti-malarials dominate the market.

Response:

Create a consumer market for affordable ACTs through the AMFm; bring new formulations to market; support the Global Fund and UNICEF; secure the production of Artemisinin.

Results:

  • Over 400 million ACTs provided to consumers through the AMFm pilot project.
  • In seven AMFM pilot countries, consumers now pay up to 80% less for quality antimalarial medicines than at the start of the project in 2009.
  • Over 37 million ACTs delivered to eight malaria-endemic countries since 2007 through support to Global Fund and UNICEF.
  • 8 new FDC ACTs available from multiple manufacturers, three of which are child-adapted formulations.
  • Market size doubled for 2010-2011 with a number of generic manufacturers making quality ACTs.
  • High burden malaria countries have access to 510,000 rapid diagnostic tests to support rational use of the last effective treatment for malaria, the ACTs.
 
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“With the new malaria treatment we are not having anybody complaining of failure,” says Oliver Ajbenyoh, a chemist in Ghana, where he sells the ACTs promoted through the AMFm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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