Turkey seeks to produce lung cancer vaccine employing Cuban technology

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Turkey and Cuba have agreed to establish a study group to collaborate on various vaccines, including for lung cancer, and medical drugs, the Turkish Health Ministry said on Monday, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca met with his Cuban counterpart, Angel Portal Miranda, last week at an international health conference in Geneva, the statement said.

It added that a senior Cuban delegation would soon arrive in Turkey to meet with Turkish health officials.

Also, separate protocols on health cooperation were signed with Indonesia and Kyrgyzstan in conjunction with 2014 collaboration agreements, it added.

Claiming that 80 percent of drugs purchased in Turkey were produced domestically, Koca said the country aimed to produce all vaccines by 2023.

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