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BRICS Health Ministers Discuss TB, UHC, Access To Medicine At Durban Meeting

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“Five key issues were the point of discussion [Friday] at the Health Ministers BRICS meeting at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre in Durban. Briefing media after the meeting, [South Africa] Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said these included tuberculosis (TB), universal health coverage, non-communicable diseases, communicable diseases, as well as the implementation of international health regulations as stipulated by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2005. … He said that also discussed at the meeting was access to medicines and vaccines where it was agreed upon that BRICS countries needed to work together for drug discovery and the development of new drugs for vaccine research and development within BRICS countries…” (Kubheka, 7/21).