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Researchers accuse WHO and Global Fund of malpractice

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 22 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:183
  1. Gavin Yamey
  1. BMJ

    An international group of 13 malaria researchers has accused WHO and the Global Fund of medical malpractice for supporting the use of ineffective malaria treatments. This practice, says the group, at the very least “wastes international aid money, and at most, kills patients who have malaria.”

    Writing in the Lancet ( 2004;363: 237-40), the group says that in many African countries the agencies support the use of chloroquine and sulfadoxinepyrimethamine, which fail in up to 80% of cases, instead of highly effective …

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