Published: Saturday 30 June 2001

The Kenya Coalition for Access to Essential Medicines, a representative of all non-governmental organisations of the country, is putting pressure on the parliament to pass the Industrial Property Bill. This bill would allow the country to buy drugs at cheaper prices. Kenya's pharmaceutical industry has refused to sell life-saving drugs for aids at cheaper rates. "The bill could save the lives of millions of Kenyans who are suffering from aids," said Eva Ombaka of Health Action International, a non-governmental organisation.

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