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Declaration of Period of Emergency (HIV/AIDS) Notice 2002

 

 


General Notice 240 of 2002

PATENTS ACT [CHAPTER 26:03]

Declaration of Period of Emergency (HIV/AIDS) Notice 2002

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Justice, Legal and

Parliamentary Affaris has, in terms of section 34 as read with section 35

of the Patents Act [Chapter 26:03] made the following notice:

1. This notice may be cited as the Declaration of Period of Emergency

(HIV/AIDS) Notice, 2002.

2. In view of the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS among the population of

Zimbabwe, the Minister hereby declares an emergency for a period of six

months, with effect from the date of promulgation of this notice, for the purpose of enabling the State or a person authorised by the Minister under section 34 of the Act

(a) to make or use any patented drug, including any antiretroviral drug, used in the treatment of persons suffering from HIV/AIDS or HIV/AIDS related conditions;

(b) to import any generic drug used in the treatment of persons suffering from HIV/AIDS or HIV/AIDS-related conditions.

P. A. CHINAMASA

Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

24-5-002

 

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