Malawi Handing Out Free Drugs

The African country of Malawi is expanding a successful program that gave out free drugs to fight AIDs. The country is founding a new company to make the drugs for their people and to export drugs to their neighbours.

“Some 250,000 Malawians are receiving ARVs. We are doing well because many of these could have died by now,” Mutharika said at an AIDS candlelight memorial on the outskirts of the commercial capital Blantyre.

Describing the drugs roll-out as a “success story”, Mutharika said Malawi would establish a local company to “produce ARVs locally and export extra drugs to neighbouring countries”.

2 thoughts on “Malawi Handing Out Free Drugs

  1. this title is misleading, and simplistic. the only reason more people aren’t accessing ARVs is because of the extremely intense support infrastructure that is necessary for signing people up for a life long course.

  2. I agree with your assessment of the title as I thought it up in less than 10 seconds. More importantly is the second part of your comment and how it points out infrastructure is needed. I don’t think that enough people know how much long-term health care is needed when people take ARVs.

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