19 June 2015

For more than five months, Pamela Mantyi has been making round trips to her local health centre in Chiawelo, Soweto, hoping to get life-saving medicine... All the 58-year-old diabetic wants is a medicine that could control her glucose levels... But a critical shortage of insulin medication at the Chiawelo Community Health Centre has forced her to "borrow" medication from her neighbours... She is just one of the many South Africans whose lives are at risk because of the dire shortage of medication. The extensive stock-outs nationwide are detailed in the latest annual survey by the Stop Stockouts Project (SSP), which was officially released yesterday at the seventh South African Aids Conference in Durban. 

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