UNICEF delivers first shipment of medicines and vaccines in Ukraine

UNICEF delivers first shipment of medicines and vaccines in Ukraine

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has delivered the first shipment of vaccines against pertussis, mumps and measles, and medicines for HIV/AIDS patients, the press service the Health Ministry reports. 

“The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) under a contract with the Health Ministry on the purchase of medicines and vaccines, has conducted the first supplies, in particular, 6 of the 22 drugs for antiretroviral therapy (ART) and the first batch of vaccines against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)" reads the report.

According to the Health Ministry, over 45, 000 patients will be provided with antiretroviral drugs for HIV / AIDS treatment, which are purchased via UNICEF, and thus the patients will be able to continue uninterrupted therapy this year.

Also, pediatric ARV formulations for 3,000 children have been purchased for the first time.

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