John Le Carré: The Constant Gardener (2662 words)

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Africans have good reason to fear international pharmaceutical companies. In Kano, Nigeria, Big Pharma was connected to one atrocity that lead to the loss of human life, years of law suits, and, it is speculated, to John le Carré’s The Constant Gardner (2001). Summarized in several newspapers (e.g., Stephens, 2000, 2006), Nigeria, suffering meningococcal meningitis epidemic, allowed Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF) to set up clinics in Kano to treat the sick. MSF treated patients, particularly children, with chloramphenicol, a drug approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) for bacterial meningitis. But the cases overwhelmed MSF’s ability to contain the epidemic.

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Citation:
Beene, LynnDianne. "The Constant Gardener". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 January 2018
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=1185, accessed 21 February 2018.]


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