SA takes on TB challenge

  • The Times - 31 January 2013

Major pharmaceutical companies are neglecting research into killer diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis because there is no money to be made out of it.

This is the view of Dr Hulda Swai, research group leader and principal scientist in the encapsulation and delivery programme at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, in Pretoria. 

Swai has headed the project for the past seven years, trying to improve the delivery technique and efficacy of TB drugs.

"There is no vaccine for malaria because it is not a disease of the Western world," said the full article

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“CSIR is looking for vaccines for TB and Malaria as major pharmaceutical companies have neglected this area of research ”