Salt, Sugar, and Malaria Pills: How the Affordable Medicine Facility–malaria endangers public health

Salt, Sugar, and Malaria Pills: How the Affordable Medicine Facility–malaria endangers public health
28 pages

Authors
Kamal-Yanni, Mohga

Publication date
24 Oct 2012

ISBN
978-1-78077-199-1

Publisher
Oxfam International

Series
Oxfam Briefing Papers

Type
Policy paper

The Affordable Medicine Facility–malaria has shown no evidence that it has saved the lives of the most vulnerable or delayed drug resistance. Rather, this global subsidy has incentivised medicine sales without diagnosis and shown no evidence that it has served poor people. It poses a risk to public health and could skew investment away from effective solutions. Evidence shows that a public-public partnership between community health workers and primary health care facilities can fight malaria and deliver on other public health outcomes. But will donors listen to the evidence?

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