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In the World of Life-Saving Drugs, a Growing Epidemic of Deadly Fakes
February 20, 2007, NY Times
Fake drugs for infectious diseases kill tens of thousands each year.
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Procter & Gamble
December 2006
P&G is distributing PUR water purifier through CFWshops in Kenya
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ExxonMobil Foundation Anti-Malaria Project
December 2006
CFWshops Kenya collaborates with ExxonMobil in anti-malaria program.
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Harvard Business Review
December 2006
HealthStore featured in Harvard article on disruptive innovation..
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In the World of Life-Saving Drugs, a Growing Epidemic of Deadly Fakes
February 20, 2007, NY Times
Fake drugs for infectious diseases kill tens of thousands each year.
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The Other War

December 2006, Wall Street Journal
2006 was a year of progress on AIDS and malaria thanks to new thinking about how foreign aid can best be spent.
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Micro-Franchising for Public Health

March 2006, THE FORUM
HealthStore's micro-franchise model featured in the magazine of the Bellagio Forum for Sustainable Development.
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What Works: HealthStore's Franchise Approach to HealthCare
November 2005
Columbia Business School students feature HealthStore's micro-franchise model in a case study.
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HealthStore Is a Finalist in Ashoka Competition
October 2005
One of 13 finalists, HealthStore shines in contest for "market-based strategies that benefit low-income communities."
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Gates Foundation Commits to Malaria Research
October 30, 2005
The Gates Foundation has announced three grants totaling $258 million for the development of a malaria vaccine, new drugs, and mosquito control methods.
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Coartem Most Effective Malaria Treatment
April 2005
Medical News Today

New study suggests that artemisinin-based combination therapies (available from Novartis as Coartem) most effective for areas of high resistance.
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Net Profit
March 2005 - Fast Company
Olyset mosquito bed nets feature a dramatically better pesticide mechanism and an expected lifetime five times that of existing nets.
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