Campaign against sub-standard medicines in Accra
by Anglican Communion News Service
Source: Anglican Communion News Service
The Anglican Diocese of Accra is planning to establish pharmacies in some of its parishes to tackle the problem of sub-standard and counterfeit medicines. The multi-billion-dollar global counterfeit drug trade is thriving in Africa, with disastrous consequences. Last year the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygienereported that counterfeit anti-malarial tablets claim the lives of more than 122,000 African children under the age of five every year.