Brazil: Winning against Aids (2001)

Film details

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    2001

  • Type

    Television

Synopsis

Eighteenth programme in the second series of `Life' programmes, focusing on the impact of globalisation on the urban environment. Since Brazil started to manufacture its own HIV/AIDS drugs in 1997 the Brazilian government's national HIV/AIDS programme has halved the death rate from AIDS, preventing thousands of new patients being hospitalised, and helped to stabilize the epidemic. Suggests that Brazil's actions have effectively countered the arguments that the drugs companies were using to deny AIDS treatment to developing countries' health services. Considers how Brazil's programme might be replicated in other countries.

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