"Owen Barder, who leads a public health program at the US Center for Global Development, a think-tank, says: "One representative from the pharmaceutical industry told us that in some ways, actually discovering a vaccine for Aids was their biggest nightmare." Malaria kills at least 1m people a year and HIV/Aids more than 3m, both mai
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Tom Brake: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what agreements with the private sector he has reached since his announcement on 24 November 2004 on the advance purchases of malaria vaccines; and what deadline he has set for these agreements to be reached. 
"The Bush administration, for example, should embrace an idea to spur vaccine development for poor countries that's popular inside the British government.
"What's going on now is an attempt to bridge this gulf -- to harness the capitalist incentives that drive the drug companies and make them work for the world's poorest people, while preserving the idealism at the heart of the field of public