UNAIDS: Investing in local production of medicines is a priority
Expanding access to HIV treatment has profound benefits, not only for individual recipients and their families but for economies as a whole, given the increased productivity, greater longevity and lower long-term health expenditure.15 Oct 2014
If the ambitious but realistic global goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 is to become a reality, HIV prevention, testing, treatment and counselling services must be scaled up rapidly. A crucial element of this is ensuring sustainable supplies of high-quality medicines in the most affected countries.
A high-level meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 14 October explored how countries can improve access to medicines and develop their domestic production, with the help of public and private investment.
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