One African child under the age of five dies of malaria every minute; one third of men under 45 worldwide are going bald. The human cost can hardly be compared, yet as recently as 2008, ten times more money was being spent on finding a cure for male baldness than on finding one for malaria. Genetic hair loss is more common among white men than any other demographic, and most live in Europe or the usa. Pharmaceutical companies follow the money.
From the pages of COLORS #85 - Going to Market.