ABC's lone overseas exception, but filed from New York, looked at the scourge of malaria. The disease sickens 500m people each year worldwide. Each day, 3,000 children die. Sanofi-Aventis has agreed to take ASAQ, a new medication, off-patent so that an entire course of treatment can be sold for $1 to adults, 50c for children. The public health activist responsible for persuading the pharmaceutical firm to do the right thing was Bernard Pecoul, the former head of Medecins Sans Frontieres. Charles Gibson made the doctor ABC's Person of the Week: "five children will die while this story is on the air."
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