Monday, November 26, 2012

Are you an American retiree ore veteran? Are you part of 10 Million Americans living in poverty ? ...are you paying too much for your prescription drugs? Is Medicare not helping? The United Nations might help you - why not consider going to Africa ? Drugs are free there for the poor !

Germany funds UNIDO project on local production of essential medicines in Africa

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VIENNA, 21 November 2012 – The Government of Germany will fund a EUR 1 million project in support of local production of essential generic medicines in Ghana, Kenya and additional countries in Africa. The project will begin in January 2013.

The new funding is expected to accelerate the implementation of the African Union’s Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa (PMPA), a joint endeavor with the African Union Commission.
“Unsatisfactory access to essential drugs is a key limitation that has had an impact on the health of the populations in a range of countries in Africa,” said Kandeh K. Yumkella, UNIDO Director-General.

“Local manufacturers in developing countries could be a source of assured quality drugs, especially for the poor. Certified local production is also a way to combat counterfeit drugs, which endanger human lives.”

It is envisaged that in the future, the project could include more countries: Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe...

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