Dr. Bahijja Raimi-Abraham, founder and academic lead of KCL's Fight the Fakes academic chapter explains how to spot fake medicines in one of the videos.

BBC News Africa gives visibility to the global health issue of falsified and substandard medicines in its new BBC ‘What’s New and Actu Jeunes’ Youtube channel!

BBC ‘What’s New and Actu Jeunes’ youtube channel, BBC’s first bilingual YouTube channel for teenagers, makes films in English and French about the issues that matter to young people across Africa. With its new inspiring series of videos it aims to raise awareness on the smuggling of fake drugs, an issue that it is especially worrying since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Dr. Bahijja Raimi-Abraham, Founder and Academic Lead of King’s College London Fight the Fakes academic chapter, is featured in one of the videos showing us the difference between some real and fake antimalarial drugs bought in Nigeria.  

You can watch the full videos further below

Why are fake medicines a problem in Africa? - BBC What's New

How do you spot fake medicines? - BBC What's New

The teenage entrepreneurs detecting fake medicines in Nigeria - BBC What's New

Catching fake medicine smugglers in Benin - BBC What's New

Spotting fake medicines with your mobile phone - BBC What's New

Who are the victims of Africa's fake medicine crisis? - BBC What's New