Malaria is responsible for over 600,00 deaths annually, with 90% of these being in Africa and mainly affecting children. It is a preventable disease and MALARIA NO MORE is committed to confining it to the history books. See the website here: http://www.malarianomore.org.uk
In the West, we have the mild inconvenience of having to take malaria tablets if we are going to travel to certain parts of the world. In the very recent past, malaria tablets used to make me feel quite ill and almost spoilt my trip, but there have been vast improvements since and I’m told the new tablets have very few side effects. Of course, you should always speak with your doctor first; in fact you need to get a private prescription for them.
I was prescribed Malarone but you can get exactly the same generic product from some large pharmacies. (I used Asda). Malarone would have cost me £2.84 per tablet and I needed 12. Asda’s generic ones were £1 each. So I saved £22. If there are two of you travelling, it obviously saves you double that. What’s in it for Asda? I suppose they know that once you are in the shop, you won’t be able to resist a few purchases. Our ‘trip to Asda to get malaria tablets’ quickly descended into ‘and get a trolley to grab some bargains’ and we spent well over £100.
If you saved some money on your malaria tablets by reading this post, please think about making a small donation to Malaria No More.* It seems only fair.
*I have donated