What are the barriers that have kept quality-assured ACTs from reaching consumers in the Kinshasa, DRC?

A. Price

Almost! 42% of the Kinshasa population lives on less than $1 a day, and these medications can sometimes cost six-times that amount.

B. Access & Availability

Almost! Only 2.6% of antimalarials dispensed in the DRC market are quality-assured.

C. Consumer and Provider Knowledge

So close! Without education, most providers don’t know the differences in quality among the range of anti-malarials and consumers can’t recognize the recommended treatments in the marketplace.

D. All of the above

Correct. Price, access & availability, and consumer/provider knowledge have all keep quality-assured ACTs from reaching consumers.