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Brazil, Mozambique to Build Factory for AIDS Drugs

February 25, 2004

A Brazilian delegation will visit Mozambique this month to complete plans to build an HIV/AIDS generic drugs factory in the state, the Mozambican Health Minister Francisco Songane said Friday. "We are expecting the Brazilian mission this month so that we can study the issue together, including working out the details of the project," said Songane. The drug factory is necessary for both Mozambique and for neighboring states, where the pandemic is devastating, said the minister. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva promised in a recent visit to Mozambique that his government would immediately start arranging funds for the $20 million factory.

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Adapted from:
Agence France Presse
02.20.04


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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