UNAIDS Executive Director Calls on African Leaders to Reduce "Triple Dependency" on External Sources of HIV Drugs, Commodities, Technologies
June 7, 2012
"Delivering a speech at [Wednesday's] opening session of the 16th Conference of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe congratulated leaders across the region for their personal commitment to the HIV response, specifically with regard to upholding human rights and protecting human capital," UNAIDS reports in an article on its website. "Addressing eight Heads of State and other high-level participants in Lome, Togo, he called on African leaders to reduce their 'triple dependency' on external sources for HIV drugs, commodities, and technologies," the agency writes, adding, "To ensure the health and security of their populations, African leaders should focus greater attention and resources on the local production of medicines, said the UNAIDS executive director" (6/6).
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