6.2million die of cancer, 1.1 million people die of HIV. Opioid treatment is the most effective and needed pain treatment. Morphine is cheap, safe and effective however poor care integration and cultural issues means its provision is severely lacking.
Promoting the adequate availability of these substances is enshrined in the conventions and various UN agency documents. We have been working to improve morphine access with many African countries. Nigeria is severely lacking morphine however positive work is being done and the situation is being improved and we encourage further work with our african partners.
We thank the Australian government for its contribution and we need to work with more governments and civil society partners to further our common endeavours