What are the barriers that have kept quality-assured ACTs from reaching consumers in the Kinshasa, DRC?
Almost! 42% of the Kinshasa population lives on less than $1 a day, and these medications can sometimes cost six-times that amount.
Almost! Only 2.6% of antimalarials dispensed in the DRC market are quality-assured.
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.
Correct. Price, access & availability, and consumer/provider knowledge have all keep quality-assured ACTs from reaching consumers.