Drug stock-outs: Inept supply-chain management and corruption
The National Health Department is urgently trying to source and install a countrywide computer software system that will link healthcare facilities with drug depots and suppliers in order to relieve ongoing essential drugs stock-outs which threaten the lives of thousands of patients. The issue has become a national crisis, affecting districts in 8 of the 9 provinces.
Chris Bateman, HMPG
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Date published: 2013-08-12
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