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AFRICA & ASIA:
A HUGE CHALLENGE



source: www.who.int/medicines
/strategy/access/stacstrat.shtml


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Africa & Asia

Securing access to essential drugs remains a huge challenge…
  • 1/3 of the world’s population continues to lack regular access


  • over 50% live in Africa and Asia
Among the poorest, 60% of deaths are due to diseases such as…
  • malaria: more than 1 million deaths


  • HIV/AIDS: 90% without access to essential drugs


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