Every minute, six children die in the developing world because they do not have access to basic medicines – treatments that cost less than a cup of coffee. There is also a healthcare worker shortage -- only 2.3 healthcare workers per a population of 1,000 exists in Africa.
Free clinics operated by the government cost time and money to get there, and many have medicine shortages. Finally, counterfeit drugs are a common problem in the private sector. Counterfeit drugs are responsible for 100,000 deaths a year in Africa.