By Roger Bate
The Safe Medicines Coalition is undertaking surveys of physicians in different cities in the world to ascertain knowledge and concern about inferior medicine quality. The first survey results from Africa are in and the summary statistics are below. 40 general physicians from the cities of Nairobi in Kenya, Lagos in Nigeria and Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania were surveyed. Some questions do not lend themselves to statistical compilation, so they are left blank in table 1 below. Over the next few months, we will release data from the surveys in both summary and more detailed form.