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Communication/Conferences: Alarming figures, witnesses of the danger of counterfeit medicines in Africa

Communication/Conferences: Alarming figures, witnesses of the danger of counterfeit medicines in Africa

April 1st 2015 - www.standardmedia.co.ke

The National Council on Administration of Justice (NCAJ), in collaboration with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), published in 2014 a manual entitled « Enforcement manual to combat illicit trade in Kenya with highlights on laws prohibiting illicit trade in Kenya ». The report reveals that the African market is flooded with weak quality medicine or counterfeit medicine. Indeed, according to this study, 30 percent of anti-malaria medications, in the Kenyan market, are counterfeit. Globally, anti-malaria and anti-tuberculosis kills every year 700.000 persons, 100.000 deaths from Africa. Besides, the manual informs us that medicines are the most counterfeited products with the electronics, software, food, cigarettes and auto parts.