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Focusing on Quality Patient Care in the New Global Subsidy for Malaria Medicines

  • Suerie Moon,

    Affiliation: Giorgio Ruffolo Doctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Science Program, Center for International Development, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Carmen Pérez Casas,

    Affiliation: Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Jean-Marie Kindermans,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Martin de Smet,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Tido von Schoen-Angerer mail

    tido.von.schoenangerer@geneva.msf.org

    Affiliation: Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: July 21, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000106

About the Authors

Suerie Moon
Giorgio Ruffolo Doctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Science Program, Center for International Development, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Carmen Pérez Casas, Tido von Schoen-Angerer
Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland
Jean-Marie Kindermans, Martin de Smet
Médecins Sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium

Corresponding Author

Email: tido.von.schoenangerer@geneva.msf.org

Competing Interests

JMK was an unpaid member of the Committee on the Economics of Antimalarial Drugs for the Institute of Medicine 2004 report “Saving Lives, Buying Time: Economics of Malaria Drugs in an Age of Resistance,” which first proposed a subsidy. JMK and TvSA have been consulted as stakeholders during the preparation of the technical proposal of the AMFm, but none of the authors had any role in the design nor any other official role.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SM CPC JMK MdS TvSA. Wrote the first draft of the paper: SM. Contributed to the writing of the paper: CPC JMK MdS TvSA. Conducted the price analysis and provided comments on the draft: CPC.