The Ministry of Health on Friday received a number of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) donated by the Brazilian Government.
Minister Dr Frank Anthony said he was grateful that the neighboring country had responded to Guyana’s request for assistance. “Thank you Brazil for stepping forward and helping us with these much needed ARVs … We have all been following the challenges that COVID has set for every country around the world … There have been restrictions and logistics disruption [of] medicines and other pharmaceuticals quoted, ”quoted by the Department of Public Information.
Dr Anthony said that this can easily disrupt programs such as the HIV response program, which is having a positive impact on people’s lives. He told Brazilian officials that he looked forward to strengthening cooperation between the Health Ministries of both countries.
Brazilian Ambassador Maria Clara Duclos Carisio expressed similar sentiments. She said she was looking forward to the ongoing partnership, especially as the pandemic struck, and given the proximity of the country’s borders. She also envisages stronger cooperation in the fight against HIV / AIDS.
Meanwhile, Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) Representative Dr Luis Felipe Codina said the simple presentation was an excellent demonstration of the cooperation between the two countries. He said the partnership is a typical South-South model of cooperation.
Deputy Head of Mission Brazil, Minister Paulo Eduardo Borda Silos; The Program Manager, National Aids Program Secretariat, Dr Tariq Jagnarine and representatives of the Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation also attended the ceremony.

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