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Maciamo
20-11-05, 13:43
Belgian firm unveils 'miracle' malaria cure (http://www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=100&story_id=25267&name=Belgian+firm+unveils+%27miracle%27+malaria+cu re)


Belgian pharmaceutical firm Dafra Pharma has developed a medicine it claims can easily cure malaria sufferers.

The Turnhout-based company said the drug \ based on a Chinese medicinal herb \ was a medical breakthrough because infected patients can be cured in one day.

Moreover, the patient no longer has to be admitted to hospital. Current treatment methods take much longer and a far more complicated, broadcaster VRT reported.

The product is also very cheap, priced at just EUR 1 or 50 euro cents for child doses. It is thus ideal for the African market, where the highest number of malaria victims is recorded.

Dafra Pharma is currently compiling
documentation to allow for the export of the drug. In 2006, the company hopes to release the medicine on the African market.

Some 1.5 million people die from malaria each year. In Africa, official estimates suggest a child under five years of age dies every 30 seconds from malaria.
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Great news. Let's hope it works as well as announced.