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    The fifth meeting of heath ministers of the BRICS countries will take place in Moscow on Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the BRICS website, the ministers will discuss issues such as disease prevention, raising availability of pharmaceutical products and prevention and tackling of AIDS, as well as fighting nicotine addiction.

    Russian Healthcare Minister Veronika Skvortsova will address the media after the event, according to the website.

    BRICS is an association of five major developing economies, comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

    Earlier this month, Moscow hosted the first meeting of BRICS industrial ministers, as well as a meeting of BRICS communication ministers.

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