World News – UK – Malaysia to offer WHO-approved affordable HIV drugs

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PETALING JAYA: The Director General for Health, Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah says Malaysia will offer affordable HIV drugs that are pre-qualified by the World Health Organization (WHO) upon inclusion in a licensing agreement with a global HIV specialist company.

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) has signed a voluntary licensing agreement with ViiV Healthcare to expand access to dolutegravir-based treatment regimens to certain higher-middle-income countries, namely Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Malaysia.

On a number of Twitter posts, Noor Hisham said this was a critical milestone for Malaysia as Malaysia is not often listed under the MPP, adding that affordable versions of the drugs are badly needed to address the HIV crisis worldwide to end.

« Malaysia will be able to provide prequalified, more affordable versions of these WHO essential medicines to people living with HIV who need treatment.

“We hope that the competition between generic drug manufacturers enabled by this license will bring us high quality drugs at lower prices.

“We hope that this will open more doors for quick access to life-saving medicines. The Ministry of Health thanks MPP and everyone involved who made this incredible decision a reality, ”he said.

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HIV, HIV / AIDS, ViiV Healthcare Limited, Dolutegravir, Drug Patent Pool, Malaysia, World Health Organization

World News – UK – Malaysia to provide WHO-approved, affordable HIV drugs
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Malaysia to offer WHO-approved Be, Affordable HIV Drugs
Malaysia Gets Cheaper Access To Major HIV Medicines
The drug patent pool expands the agreement for access to important HIV drugs to several middle-class countries middle income
ViiV Healthcare and the Medicines Patent Pool are expanding access to dolutegravir-based therapies for the people they live with . . .

Ref: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com

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