Fake malaria pills are common in Africa and jeopardize treatment and control programs

Counterfeit poor quality anti-malaria drugs that may be originally produced in China are infiltrating various African markets. Some of these preparations contain medication that alleviates symptoms but does not cure the infection.

Travellers who purchase anti-malaria medication should always obtain it from a reputable source prior to travelling rather than purchasing the medication on the local markets once they arrive at their destinations.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Malaria.

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