Brazil Keen on AIDS Drug Plant in Mozambique
May 5, 2003
Brazilian state TV reports that Minister of Foreign Affairs Celso Amorim said that Brazil has an interest in manufacturing antiretroviral drugs in Mozambique. "The manufacturing issues will be further discussed at top levels between our two governments," said Amorim. On Friday, Amorim met with Mozambique's President Joaquim Chissano and Minister of Health Francisco Songane in discussions that were expected to lead to further cooperation between the two countries in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Brazil has defied international pharmaceutical companies by producing relatively cheap generic versions of antiretrovirals. Brazil has been cooperating in this area with Mozambique for three years, mainly in the training of medical staff.Adapted from:
05.03.03; Emmanuel Camillo
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