Brazil is set to build three plants in Africa for the manufacturing of cheap HIV/AIDS drugs, Reuters reported on Monday.
The African Union (AU) recently announced an agreement with Brazil to offer a lifeline to millions of people living with HIV/AIDS in the world's poorest continent.
Having kept HIV infections to less than one percent of its population, Brazil has been hailed as a pioneer in making generic versions of HIV/AIDS drugs.
"Millions of people are dying and unless we tackle this problem, development will be hindered. We need billions of dollars at the moment for HIV/AIDS drugs and many countries cannot afford the kind of money needed for the drugs," AU interim chairman, Amara Essy, said in a statement.
Essy did not say when the projects would get underway, but added the AU and Brazil would meet in April to discuss the plans.
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