WHO welcomes free offer of fluconazole to poor countries

Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The WHO Wednesday expressed appreciation to the multinational pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, for its decision to offer fluconazole free of charge in least developed countries.
"This is very good news.
I warmly welcome the announcement by Pfizer to offer to expand access to fluconazole," WHO Director-General, Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland said in a statement.
"This is an important drug to treat fungal brain infections and oesophageal candidiasis, which are common among AIDS patients.
"The private sector is showing it is willing to do its part to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
I am confident that they will work with governments and international organizations in their efforts to strengthen health systems so that they are able to provide the care needed.
This is a great challenge for all of us," Brundtland added.

06 june 2001 20:28:00




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