Agency says Ethiopia needs 2.8 million-dollar AIDS drugs

Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's Drug Administration and Control Authority said some 24 billion birr (about 2.
8 million US dollars) would be needed every year to import life-prolonging drugs for the 400,000 HIV/AIDS patients in the country.
Bekle Tefere, Drug Evaluation and Registration team leader with the Authority, said Saturday, that a list of 10 such drugs had been presented for discussion.
He urged donors, international agencies and non-governmental organisations to try and make the drugs available for the patients, because given its limited resources, government could not bear the huge cost.

11 august 2001 11:22:00

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