MAIL & GUARDIAN: Report suggests ARV and TB drug supply woes a “national crisis”

At least one in every five public health facilities has run out of HIV and /or tuberculosis (TB) drugs in  the last two months, with medicine shortages in the country being "far beyond previous estimations", according to pressure group Stop Stock Outs Project’s latest report, which was released on Thursday... During September and October this year the group conducted telephonic interviews about drug shortages with senior nurses and pharmacists at 2 139 of the 3 826 public health facilities that provide HIV treatment to patients in the country.

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