Medicines Supply in Africa. Should Improve Through Regional Collaborations and Accredited Drug Shops. (BMJ 2005;331:709)
(2005; 2 pages)


Lack of access to medicines each year contributes to millions of deaths and untold suffering in Africa. HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria—all treatable with existing medicines—kill an estimated 6 million people every year, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. The burden falls mainly on the poor, women, and especially children...

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