Access to medicines in the spotlight at Harare talks

A partnership between the European Union (EU), the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) opened a three-day meeting in Harare on 24 June to review progress on improving the pharmaceutical sector in 15 African countries to increase access to medicines. The meeting brings together officials and medicines experts from 15 African countries, WHO, the EU and other partners. The Minister of Health and Childcare of Zimbabwe, the Honourable Dr. David Parirenyatwa, officially opened the meeting at at the Meikles Hotel in downtown Harare.

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