13 January 2016

Algeria: Aids - Algeria Can Become Center 'Of Excellence' in Research, Production of Drugs in Region

Algiers — Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations and Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé stressed Tuesday in Algiers that Algeria could become a center "of excellence" in research and production of drugs in the Sub-Saharan region.

After a hearing with Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Abdelmalek Boudiaf, Sidibé said that Algeria could become an "excellence" in research center and production of drugs for the treatment of AIDS in the Sub-Saharan region, the most affected by this disease in the African continent.

After hailing the efforts of Algeria in the field of the fight against AIDS, the UN official expressed confidence in the capacity of Algeria, which allowed it to implement this center whose platform is already developed.

In the same context, the UN representative highlighted Algeria's achievements in the fight against this scourge, the increased number of people on treatment and expansion of early screening of patients.

According to Sidibé, one cannot talk about the concept of social justice and discuss sustainable development without ensuring access to treatment for all.

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