Revolutionary propaganda

I was reading in the online dailies in good ol’ dusty k’la and i read something along the lines of Uganda constructing an ARV factory of some sort and also a malaria drug factory or plant of some sort. This is not about ARV’s but malaria. In one of my unpublished posts on my old blog i had a half written article about malaria in the world today and I never got round to finishing writing it and publishing it. I had suggested that Ugandans or East Africans should invest in a malaria drug processing plant or better still encouraging the people to grow the artemensia plant or the neem tree. The neem tree is a native plant to India and is know to have medicinal value as regards treating malaria or is a repellant of sorts, can’t fully recall it’s value. To rid the world of malaria is going to cost us(the world) 1 billion united states dollars every year for the next 10 years..simple mathematics converts that to 10 billion american dollars!! Yes 10 billion dollars, 5 billion british pounds, and something trillion shillings..doesnt matter whether they are kenyan, ugandan or Tanzanian!! Already the malaria drug producing industry is big money especially the chinese who are producing quality drugs which we are using quite irregularly.  But apparently this industry is so big that certain countries in Africa and the world over are investing heavily in this industry and producing counterfeits which we are purchasing in huge quantities and distributing to clinics, hospitals and pharmacies all over the country. There are two problems which I have sited, one already being the production of counterfeit drugs and the other is distribution. Currently the drug available is the one which is working unlike the previous ones which are non reactive to the plasmodia organism.  The other is the prescription and distribution of this drug. I’m afraid that this new drug if uncontrolled will end up like chloroquinne and quinnine, non reactive to the malaria parasite as it will have become resistant to it. Government should educate people against rogue drug peddlers, and control the distribution of the drug, otherwise malaria is here to stay for another 20 or more years. Quinine and Chloroquinine are recent drugs and the malaria parasite is quick to become resistant.

Another thing, the pharmaceutical industry is one of the most lucrative in the world, how do i know? I’ve seen the lavish lifestyles they live here, i know some and from what I have been told, they can even delay the production of a new break-through drug so that they can gain sky high profits from selling old less resistant drugs to un-suspecting peoples(read Africans and in general third world). I guess it is new age capitalism..let’s embrace it people..let’s join the gonzalez’s, smiths, semakula’s, patel’s, Bush’s, Ming lee’s and everybody else…let’s all become materialistic zombies who want the latest fads like nike, louis vutton and ipods!!! Infact I just sold myself for a pair of new nikey air jordans and some ray ban sun glasses…now i will be heading off to monte carlo to watch Lewis and Alonzo fight on the race tracks whilst I make dinner plans with some hot brazilian model..won’t you see yourself as well? 

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3 Comments

  1. October 7, 2007 at 7:42 am

    I really liked this piece of news, really. And to think it’s actually running! (Well, opening tomorrow.)
    ‘Twas fun reading that. Of course the Monitor hasn’t mentioned it yet. Suckers.

  2. tumwijuke said,

    October 8, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    I am so not optimistic about the ACT factory. Not with our current managerial regime.

    But here’s to hope, Brazillian models and the good life.

  3. Minty said,

    October 9, 2007 at 8:28 am

    We are headed for big things as a country. Of course, unless the executive branch of goverment starts being all over the acheivement like they are showing signs of doing. They should not interfere because it was private money and initiative that brought this on.
    (huff, puff)


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