Ugandan Health Minister Muhwezi Eyes Cuba for HIV/AIDS Drugs
October 17, 2002
Ugandan Health Minister Brig. Jim Muhwezi said on Tuesday he would discuss the possibility of manufacturing antiretroviral drugs in Uganda with the Cuban government. Muhwezi, who met Cuban Ambassador to Uganda Ricardo A. Dawza at the ministry headquarters in Kampala, accepted an invitation to visit Cuba. "During my visit, I will discuss how this technology [to manufacture AIDS drugs] can be transferred here," Muhwezi said. He received literature on antiretroviral technology from the ambassador and welcomed Cuba's plan to start supplying cheap AIDS drugs to Africa. "It is good for Cuba to put the drugs on the market at reasonable prices because that will force other manufacturers to lower their prices," he said.
10.16.02; New Vision (Kampala)
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