African intellectual property law, practice and policies. This weblog provides news, information and comment on IP law, practice and business deals right across Africa. Ce blog propose des actualités, informations, et commentaires sur la législation et la pratique en matière de propriété intellectuelle et de droit des contrats d'affaires en Afrique. For some insight into the origins of this blog click here.
Monday, 17 January 2011
IP's place in the fight against the spread of malaria
The danger caused by pirated drugs is no stranger to this blog. This Monday's post links to two posts commenting on the international initiative to stop the spread of a drug resistant strain of mosquitoes into Africa caused, in part, through the use of counterfeit drugs. Examiner.com's Robert Herriman explains the five point plan in his post here. The Bangkok Post's editorial describes the chilling concerns in a neat article here. Meanwhile, almost as if part of the plan, news of the constitution of the Board of the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI) last week is contained in this piece from Ghana Mail here - candidates from Kenya and South Africa are selected as co-chairs of the new Board.