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Contributor Ecaterina Marshall

Ecaterina Marshall is the former collaboration and knowledge manager for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Technical Assistance (GHSC-TA) Francophone Task Order.

by Ecaterina Marshall

Are We Better Prepared to Confront Ebola?

On May 8, 2018, the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever after confirming two cases of the disease by laboratory tests in the northwestern part of the country. The government made the decision after receiving reports of an additional 21 suspected cases of Ebola, including…

Benin Seizes 118 Tons of Counterfeit Medicines — Now What?

More than 100,000 deaths per year in Africa are linked to counterfeit medicines, either because the medicines were substandard or simply contained no active ingredients at all. Using counterfeit medicines with an insufficient dosage of active ingredients can lead to drug resistance, particularly in the case of diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis. The problem…