Millions of Dollars Donated for Malaria Drugs Stolen

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    Sounds like the work of Dastardly Dan...
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    Millions of Dollars Donated for Malaria Drugs Stolen
    Apr 20, 2011 - A leading global health fund believes millions of dollars worth of its donated malaria drugs have been stolen in recent years - perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars worth - vastly exceeding levels of theft previously suspected, according to confidential documents obtained by The Associated Press.
     
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    Yep we shouldnt have ever sent aid over there to begin with.
     
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    Fixin' the skeeters...
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    Scientists tweak mosquito genes to fight malaria
    20 Apr.`11 - Genetic manipulation could be used to reduce spread of disease
     
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    Olea africana being cut down for cooking fuel and other uses...
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    Africa's Malaria-Fighting Trees Threatened
    May 02, 2011 : The threatened African wild olive, Olea africana, has anti-malarial properties that scientists say deserve further study.
     
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    you mean to tell me there's more fraud, theft, waste, and abuse of our money abroad than at home?

    i'm just floored. no really
     
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    Stubborn hotspots challenge anti-malaria efforts...
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    Malaria hotspots 'need new approach'
    14 April 2013 - Novel measures are needed to tackle malaria hotspots in countries with low levels of the disease, scientists say.
     
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    WHO puts out call for emergency funding response to DR-Malaria...

    WHO Seeks Funding for Emergency Response to Drug-resistant Malaria
    October 25, 2013 — The World Health Organization is warning that about $450 million is needed over the next three years to stop a strain of drug-resistant malaria from spreading beyond Southeast Asia to the rest of the world. Researchers say the artemisinin-resistant strain has spread to Burma and Vietnam since it was first detected along the Cambodian-Thai border in 2008.
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    Drug Development Lags for Neglected Diseases
    October 24, 2013 ~ Of the 850 new drugs and vaccines approved for all diseases over the past decade, only 37 were for so-called neglected diseases: malaria, TB, chagas, sleeping sickness and other diseases of poverty.
     
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    I guess no scientists watched the movies about mutated cockroaches?
    Lab tests do not react the same in the wild, introducing mutations could back fire in a big way.
     
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    "We"? Unless YOU are Bill Gates, Bono or Warren Buffet your opinion on charitable giving is as valuable as a drop of mouse piss in the ocean.
     
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    Malaria drugs bein' stolen in Malawi...

    Can Rampant Theft of Malaria Drugs in Malawi Be Stopped?
    April 13, 2016 — Malawi is trying to stop the rampant theft of malaria medicines from its public hospitals. A recent study found the robberies are costing the country millions of dollars each year, and the United States has threatened to stop providing the drugs if authorities do not get the situation under control.
     

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