Fighting Fake Drugs

While much of the world focused on the gathering in Davos last week, there was a smaller get-together in Togo’s capital, Lome. There leaders and representatives from seven African countries signed on to an agreement, the Lome Initiative, committing to introduce legislation criminalizing the trafficking of fake medicines.

The idea is that it will be the first step in a broader effort to end the trafficking and sale of substandard and falsified drugs. → Read the rest “Fighting Fake Drugs”

Climate change is already killing people across Africa. It will only get worse.

The World Health Organization released its list of the 13 urgent health crises for the new decade. And though the list wasn’t in order of priority, it began with elevating the issue of health in the climate debate.

Without going any further down the list, it’s worth exploring how that specific issue has gone under-examined in Africa and what the implications are. → Read the rest “Climate change is already killing people across Africa. It will only get worse.”