Malawi medication stock levels improve in health facilities

Malawi medication stock levels in districts and central public health facilities have significantly increased, the ministry of health spokesman has said.

Ministry of Health spokesperson Henry Chimbali told a local daily that the situation has significantly improved due to the support from government, some organisations and partners who have supported the ministry since the declaration of low stock levels.

“We may not have all the drugs for all diseases at all times, what we strive for is to have many drugs for the most common conditions and the rest of the diseases at all times,” Chimbali told The Nation.

“The pharmacies are well stocked with drugs. We can emphatically say that drugs are even available at health centre level,” he added.

Chimbali: The situation has improved
Chimbali: The situation has improved

Chimbali said   team of doctors from the ministry has been inspecting some district health facilities in the northern region to appreciate and ascertain the impact and availability of the emergency drug kits.

In January this year, Minister of Health Catherine Gotani-Hara said the Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST) had run out of 95 percent of the most essential drugs.

This development prompted doctors to call on government to fix the problem.

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