Claude Chirac: “Fighting the scourge of fake medicines in Africa”

MAINTENANCE – Dissolved, the Fondation Chirac pools its resources with the Opals Foundation to fight against inequalities in health.

It was not Jacques Chirac’s commitment that was best highlighted. The fight for universal access to health and quality medicines, however, early mobilized the former head of state, who died in September 2019. Committed to AIDS from the start of the epidemic, when he was still mayor of Paris, Jacques Chirac has also, through the foundation he created in 2008, helped to support projects to improve the quality of care in southern countries, especially in Africa, a continent he particularly liked .

While his foundation is going to be dissolved, his daughter, Claude Chirac, and Fr Marc Gentilini, general delegate of the Fondation Chirac and honorary president of the National Academy of Medicine, explain how the fight will continue by focusing mainly on the fight against the trafficking of fake medicines, seized by hundreds of tons in the countries of the South and responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands of people each year

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