No Profit, No Loss, But a Win Against Tropical Disease

A woman stands next to her husband's bed in the sleeping sickness ward in Yambio Hospital in South Sudan Photograph by Marco Baroncini/Corbis

The record of Western exploitation in Africa stretches for centuries. Yet some drug companies are rethinking the relationship between profits and poor people, showing that the drugmakers are willing to trade immediate payoff for a foothold in fast-growing markets.

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