Bringing science and development together through news and analysis

  • Brazil shares AIDS-fight blueprint

Brazil has launched a programme to help other Portuguese-speaking nations to fight AIDS by sharing in the know-how that has allowed the country to successfully combat the disease.

AIDS-related deaths have fallen by more than a half over the past eight years in Brazil as a result of a strategy to produce generic versions of patented anti-HIV drugs and distribute them free of charge to people infected with the virus.

Last week, leaders from Portuguese-speaking countries signed up to a programme that aims to share the lessons learnt in Brazil and give other developing nations access to first-hand experience that they can use when seeking funding for future AIDS programmes.

Link to The Christian Science Monitor news story
We encourage you to republish this article online and in print, it’s free under our creative commons attribution license, but please follow some simple guidelines:
  1. You have to credit our authors.
  2. You have to credit SciDev.Net — where possible include our logo with a link back to the original article.
  3. You can simply run the first few lines of the article and then add: “Read the full article on SciDev.Net” containing a link back to the original article.
  4. If you want to also take images published in this story you will need to confirm with the original source if you're licensed to use them.
  5. The easiest way to get the article on your site is to embed the code below.
For more information view our media page and republishing guidelines.