The Affordable Medicines Facility – malaria (AMFm) program, hosted and managed by the Global Fund, will deliver subsidized artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) to select countries within two weeks time. As a result of negotiations and larger, direct payments to manufacturers, malaria drug prices will be reduced from$6 to 40 cents per dose through AMFm. Countries selected to participate in the program, originally announced in April, are: Benin, Cambodia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda.
The announcement came from the 5th Pan-African MIM Conference in Nairobi on Monday. Experts hailed the drug-delivery decision as key to eradicating malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.
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