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Officials debate whether to scrap malaria program

LONDON — The future of a pricey malaria program meant to provide cheap drugs for poor patients may be in jeopardy after health officials clashed over its effectiveness in two new reports.

In 2010, the Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria was started by groups, including United Nations agencies and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. It was a pilot project to subsidize artemesinin combination drugs, the most effective malaria treatment.

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