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Fighting Africa's biggest epidemic

Updated: 2013-12-02 07:39
By Li Wenfang in Guangzhou ( China Daily)

Guangdong company spearheads efforts to help prevent and eradicate killer disease

Chinese medicines could well prove to be the panacea for African nations in tackling malaria, a disease that accounts for the greatest number of deaths on the continent.

While big donors such as the US-based Gates Foundation and British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline are spearheading the fight by spending huge amounts on long-term solutions such as preventive vaccines, valuable support is also being provided by Chinese drug firms with medicines that seek to stop the disease at the carrier stage.

Fighting Africa's biggest epidemic

Fighting Africa's biggest epidemic

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