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A Competitive Analysis of Malaria Markets

This paper uses competition analysis to examine the malaria market and strategies that large buyers such as the Global Fund can use to increase access to anti-malarial medicine. We reach two principal conclusions. First, even small increases in competition can have a dramatic impact on global health goals. Thus, further efforts to increase competition are likely warranted and will likely save thousands of lives. Second, when considering different strategies to increase competition, we believe that efforts to increase competition among existing competitors may be more effective than efforts to increase the number of competitors, with the former strat-egy involving changing the bidding and procurement process by which large purchasers contract with QAACT suppliers.

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