José Moyá, agent of the Pan American Health Organization in Venezuela (OPS, in Spanish), ensures that as soon as the chancellor Delcy Rodríguez announced, in December, the enlargement of the cooperation that already existed to purchase medicines from the World Health Organization, the deal to increase the acquisitions began.
The Venezuelan Institute of Social Securities joined the table, but there still was no deal. Though the president of the institute, Carlos Rotondaro, promised that the oncological medicines would arrive in a month through the fund, the deal is not closed. If the agreement was accomplished today, the drugs wouldn’t arrive until two months to the country.
Moya felt the need to give a detailed explanation. He pointed that since the Rotatory Fund, they boy vaccines since 2004 and grand a credit of 10 million dollars to the countries. With the Strategic Fund, since 2000 is possible to purchase 150 medicines with lower prices. Venezuela participates of the agreement since 2011 to bring antiretroviral treatment to HIV, antimalarial, tuberculosis, leishmaniosis and barber bug fever and the credit is of 2 million dollars. The government must pay both funds that shall not exceed 60 days.
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