In the late 1990s conditions of HIV/Aids soared in South Africa. By 1998 nearly 3 million people today ended up contaminated, and Aids was the country’s top lead to of death.
Yet anti-retroviral medicine were being way too high priced for all but the richest South Africans.
Activists started a lengthy marketing campaign for the correct to import and use more cost-effective versions of the crucial medication.
Witness History spoke to Mark Heywood, a person of the founders of the ‘Treatment Motion Campaign’ about getting on each the major pharmaceutical companies and the South African government.
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