Critics say that antibody therapy is too expensive for its African target population.

Two biggest cargo carriers affirm that they will not ship mammals and non-human primates, as activist pressure mounts to stop research-animal airlifts.

Frustration mounts as ambitious US project is scaled back.

Supply of research monkeys to Western labs under threat as airlines react to animal-rights campaign.

US politicians, once supportive of a massive research project on childhood health, are now criticizing it.

Dora Akunyili is director-general of Nigeria's National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). Since her appointment in 2001, she has led a successful crusade against counterfeit pharmaceuticals, which are responsible for millions of deaths worldwide each year.