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On 12 January, in Tanzania, Gordon Brown told reporters that the UK would be seeking support for an advance purchase scheme for an AIDS vaccine. According to The Daily Telegraph:
"Mr. Brown said the Government would work with other countries to investigate the creation of an advance purchase scheme to encourage drug firms to invest more in HIV/AIDS research.
"If donors committed to buying the first 300 million vaccine courses at $20 per course of vaccinations, that would translate into a $6 billion guarantee - large enough to induce much stronger interest from both large and small pharmaceutical firms," Mr. Brown said."
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