Monday, September 01, 2003

Geneva: generic drugs deal approved

The deal to allow poor countries to import life saving drugs was passed on Saturday.

There are bound to be problems ... some say the deal has too many conditions/rules ...

WHO Director-General Dr Lee Jong-Wook had this to say about the deal today.
"If all the money and all the drugs are available today, that will not solve the problem because it cannot be delivered," Lee said ...

"There are simply not enough doctors, nurses and infrastructure. It's very misleading (to say) that it is a lack of drugs that is making this crisis worse."