23 May 2012

Angola: Fake Medicines in the Country Come From China and India

Photo: Glenna Gordon
A clinic

Luanda — Most part of fake medicine that enter Angola come from China and India.

This was said to Angop on Wednesday by the Head of Economic Police Inspection Department, Cristiano Francisco. According to him, these medicines enter the country, mainly through the Democratic Republic of Congo in the border checkpoints of Luvo, Nóqui (Zaire) and Massadi (Cabinda), all in the Angolan territory.

In addition, Cristiano Francisco said that this phenomenon is a worldwide problem, thus, affecting one percentage of developing countries and nine percent of developed countries.

He said that this is also becoming a public health and economic problem.

The source stressed that the police and other inspection bodies are concerned with the situation, reason why they will reinforce the actions aimed at fighting informal sale of medicines because they endangers human life.

The highest rates of counterfeit and fake medicines are found in provinces of Luanda, Huíla, Uíge, Cabinda and Zaire.

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