TT receives donation of an assortment of vaccines from Brazil

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TT receives donation of an assortment of vaccines from Brazil

In an act of regional health diplomacy, Trinidad and Tobago on Friday received a substantial donation of vaccines from the government of Brazil.

This donation included vaccines administered during childhood, as well as anti-retroviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. It also included vaccines for: measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP); varicella; a pentavalent vaccine, which protects against DTP, Hepatitis B and influenza type B; adult tetanus and diphtheria (TD); pneumococcal conjugate ten-valent vaccines; and 100 bottles of lopinavir/ritonavir (lpvir).

The handover from ambassador of Brazil Rodrigo do Amaral Souza to Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs Dr Amery Browne took place on Friday at the ministry in St Clair.

Amaral Souza said, “It’s a pleasure to participate in this symbolic handover of these different types of non-covid vaccines and 100 bottles of anti-retroviral drug.”

He said this initiative was part of a wide spectrum of humanitarian co-operation and health diplomacy undertaken by the Brazilian government throughout the Latin American and Caribbean region.

Browne thanked Brazil on behalf of the people of TT for their generosity, as “TT once again receives important materials and medical resources from Brazil.