Antimalarials are among the most commonly reported #fakemeds ❗️ Stay safe and speak up against falsified medicines! 🗣️
In Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa 35% of anti-malaria medicines failed chemical analysis*.
Poor quality and fake malaria medicines lead to drug resistance and inadequate treatment, which pose an urgent threat to vulnerable populations and jeopardize progress and investments in combating malaria.
* Poor-quality antimalarial drugs in southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, Lancet Infect Dis 2012;12: 488–96, Gaurvika M L Nayyar, Joel G Breman, Paul N Newton, James Herrington