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. 

Read the full account in the Financial Times from Adham Yehia and Chibuzo Opara, the founders of DrugStoc, one of our partner companies that is leading the fight against counterfeit drugs.

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