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04 November / 2020

On the meeting of H.E. Mr. A. V. Boldyrev with the Minister of Health of the Republic of Zambia

The parties discussed a wide range of issues related to the development of bilateral cooperation in the field of medicine. According to Hon. Dr. Chilufya, in recent months, Zambia has managed to increase test capabilities in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to an improvement in the sanitary and epidemiological situation in the country. In the context of this, the conversation touched upon the prospects for Zambia's participation in clinical trials, the possibility of supplying and producing the Russian vaccine against coronavirus "Sputnik-V". Hon. Dr. Chilufya highlighted that increasing the availability of medical services is one of the key points on the country's development agenda, and great importance is attached to strengthening Russian-Zambian collaboration in this regard.