A Right to Live. Aids Medication for the Masses (2006)

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  • Featuring

    Krisana Kraisintu

  • Country

    Germany

  • Year

    2006

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Synopsis

Former head of pharmaceutical research for the government of Thailand, Krisana Kraisintu has developed and produced what is to date the cheapest HIV medication in the world, a generic compound that contains the same active substances as branded medications from the big drug multinationals, but is 26 times cheaper. She has made Africa her home for the past 15 years, to be close to the poorest and most affected populations. Despite death threats and opposition from drug companies and local authorities, she continues to set up local factories to produce the drug, train health workers, teach locals about condom use, and care for the men, women and children already suffering from the disease. The fight of a lifetime for the right to life and dignity.

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