Anti-retrovirus medication factory in Mozambique to start operating in 2013

23 August 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 23 Aug – The anti-retrovirus medication factory under construction in Mozambique with the support of the Brazilian government, is expected to start providing medication as of 2013, Brazilian technicians said.

Final work is currently underway at the factory, which is expected to be finished in January or February of next year, and be followed by the installation of equipment and validation of medication production.

“We project that, by the end of 2012, all these validation processes will be finished and that 2013 will be a special year for Mozambicans, a year in which production of anti-retrovirus and other medication to deal with problems affecting the population such as high blood pressure and diabetes, will actually begin,” said José Luiz Telles, the director of the Fiocruz office in Africa.

The first phase of the project is estimated to cost US$8 million, which will increase to US$23 million with the conclusion of the entire project. (macauhub)