Africa Could Manufacture Its Own ARVs Drugs

Monday, February 17, 2014

President John Dramani Mahama has made a strong case for African nations and other developing countries to be supported in the local manufacture of Anti Retroviral Drugs (ARV) to ensure a more affordable treatment of people living with AIDS.

Speaking during a high-level meeting of the UNAIDS and Lancet Commission in London on Thursday, the President stated that instead of the costly importation of these drugs, African nations can, and must, be supported to produce these drugs at a cheaper cost at home.

He added that many more lives would be saved through this proposal and the fight against HIV and AIDS could be won much more easily.

Source: Spy Ghana (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care
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drugs, global health, HIV/AIDS, pharmaceutical industry, public private partnerships