April 4, 2012
Project Launched to Improve Access to HIV Drugs in East Africa
An alliance of renowned organizations has launched the East
African Community Medicines Registration Harmonization Project to improve
access to quality HIV drugs in East Africa, UNAIDS reports. The project hopes
to tackle challenges such as poor finances, insufficient infrastructure, weak
medicine legislation and drawn-out drug approval processes. It will also encourage
local production of meds and African control of development investments.
Currently, 80 percent of antiretrovirals in Africa come from abroad, and two
thirds of all AIDS expenditures in Africa come from outside sources. The alliance
includes the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, the World Health
Organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, the U.K.
Department for International Development and the Clinton Health Access
To read the UNAIDS article, click here.
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