How 2015 Nobel Prize Drug Might Rid Africa of Ancient Scourges [analysis] (allAfrica.com)

The announcement that the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to three scientists who developed antiparasitic disease drugs has important implications for sub-Saharan Africa. Two of the scientists — William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura — shared the prize for the discovery of the drug, ivermectin. Ivermectin (trading as mectizan®) is one of the…