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The charity Oxfam has cast doubt on an international scheme that aims to boost the provision of the most effective treatment for malaria.

The UK government has contributed £70m to the Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria (AMFm).

Oxfam says there is no evidence the programme has saved the lives of the most vulnerable people.

The charity’s senior health policy advisor, Dr Mohga Kamal Yanni, said: “It is dangerous to put the lives of sick children in the hands of a shopkeeper with no medical training, and to pursue a scheme that doesn’t help those people who need it the most.

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“There is no cheap option or short cut to combat malaria. The AMFm is a dangerous distraction from genuine solutions like investing in community health workers, who have slashed the number of malarial deaths in countries such as Zambia and Ethiopia. The Global Fund board must act on the evidence and put a stop to the AMFm now”, Oxfam points out. [1]

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Weird times…

A program which needs millions of dollars is called “affordable”.

A charity organization claims that cheap solutions do not exist.

Who are we to believe?

In the age of information, it seems we just don’t have enough of it.

And the only sure thing is that people in Africa will continue dying from diseases we have forgotten for too long. Because of vaccinations? If yes, we couldn’t we perform similar vaccinations there?

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Too many questions which make us wander: how much of our modern society foundations are “true” ?

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