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To export, MS increases six-fold production of vaccine against tuberculosis

Goal is to invest R $ 52 million to expand domestic production of vaccine against the disease and meet the international demand

 
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The Health Minister, Alexandre Padilha, announced on Friday (22), the country's entry in the race for the international market for vaccines. The federal government will invest $ 52 million to expand six times the national production of BCG vaccine against tuberculosis. The main objective is to export the vaccine on a global scale, and will continue fueling domestic demand. Brazil currently exports seven types of vaccine for everyone.

This will allow Brazil, and maintain supplies of BCG vaccine in our national immunization program, which is 10 million units per year, manages the surplus [that will be produced] 60 ​​million units, as part of a effort that the country is doing to compete in the international market for vaccines, he said.

Padilla was at an event in the Family Clinic of Rocinha, south of state capital, Rio de Janeiro which honored the program to combat tuberculosis. During the event, director general of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, has known the achievements of the Brazilian model in treating the disease.

The Foundation Ataulfo ​​Paiva, public laboratory responsible for manufacturing the vaccine, will receive investments for construction of a new industrial park in Xerém in the municipality of Duque de Caxias, Fluminense. Currently, the industrial center located in the center of Rio de Janeiro produces 10 million vaccines a year.

Over the past four years, the incidence of tuberculosis in the city dropped from 97.5 to 73.9 patients per 100 000 people infected, a reduction of 24%. The city, which occupied the last place among the capital, advanced five positions in the treatment of tuberculosis.

Source: Isaude.net
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