12/20/2017

Urgent Action: Venezuela To Run Out Of Antiretrovirals In 2018 (Venezuela: UA 280.17)


The Venezuelan government has reportedly not yet signed an urgently needed order for the purchase of vital antiretroviral medication in Venezuela, putting the lives of at least 77,000 people living with HIV in the country at risk. The dwindling stock of antiretroviral medications will finally run out in March 2018, according to local civil society.

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The Venezuelan government has reportedly not yet signed an urgently needed order for the purchase of vital antiretroviral medication in Venezuela, putting the lives of at least 77,000 people living with HIV in the country at risk. The dwindling stock of antiretroviral medications will finally run out in March 2018, according to local civil society.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Demanding the Minister of Health immediately issue a purchase order for all necessary antiretroviral medications for people living with HIV in Venezuela, to guarantee their rights to life and health;
  • Urging the Minister of Finance to assign and release the funds needed for the purchase of enough antiretroviral medication to care for every person living with HIV in Venezuela for a period of at least one year;
  • Calling on the authorities to take urgent measures to guarantee the right to health of people suffering chronic illnesses in Venezuela.

Contact these two officials by 31 January, 2018:

Minister of Health
Mr Luis López Chejade
Ministerio del Poper Popular para la Salud
Av. Baralt, Centro Simón Bolívar, Edif. Sur, El Silencio
Caracas 1010, Distrito Capital
Venezuela
Twitter: @LuisLopezPSUV
Twitter: @MPPSalud
Salutation: Dear Mr Minister/ Estimado Señor Ministro

Charge d’Affaires Carlos J. Ron, Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
1099 30th St. NW, Washington DC 20007
Phone: 1 202 342 2214 I Fax: 1 202 342 6820
Email: [email protected] OR [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

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