Africa’s silent killer: fake drugs. Nigeria and others must sign up to a new initiative to fight counterfeiters.
Feb 19, 2020
Africa’s silent killer: fake drugs
Nigeria and others must sign up to a new initiative to fight counterfeiters
When my beloved Uncle Vincent developed liver cancer three years ago, it became a race against time to get the drugs he needed to stop the disease from spreading. After a long and desperate search we finally tracked them down — more than 4,000 miles away.
Like many families in Nigeria — where the pharmaceutical system is fragmented and suffering from acute medical brain drain — we were told by doctors to find the drugs ourselves.