|An online article from Afrique Hebdo, from May 20, 2011, details the efforts undertaken by the Burundian government against the traffic of falsified medicines since March 2011.|
Since the President of Burundi signed the Cotonou Declaration on March 7, 2011, several steps have indeed been taken to counter the traffic in question. The Ministries of Health and Commerce are coordinating efforts by the Burundian government, and these Ministries’ services – including the anti-corruption brigade – are carrying out field programs.
The President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, has expressed to President Jacques Chirac his desire to “fight against the proliferation of this new global scourge”: the traffic in falsified medicines, going so far as to calling it a “new form of crime”.
Pluridisciplinary efforts, such as these, are part of the recommended commitments called for in the Cotonou Declaration.
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