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Al Jazeera Examines Nigeria’s Drive To Increase Access To Injectable Anti-Malarial Drug

Al Jazeera: The Cure: Mission Malaria
“…Injectable artesunate is a rapidly acting drug that kills the parasites that cause malaria. In 2010, the World Health Organization authorized aid agencies to supply the drug as the preferred first line treatment for severe malaria. … But despite its effectiveness, injectable artesunate is still out of reach for millions of people who need it. … Join Dr. Javid Abdelmoneim in Nigeria for this special episode of The Cure, to see how the international drive to increase access to injectable artesunate is saving young children’s lives” (6/17).