Critical drug shortages hit Zambian hospitals

The shift from Missionpharma to an unknown Honey Bee Pharmacy Limited, which won the tender worth US$17.8 million last year to supply 22,500 health centre kits is not without controversy. More than 10 of the 60 medicines in the health centre kit supplied by Honey Bee fail quality tests. By Makanday Media Centre CRITICAL shortages of essential drugs and medical supplies caused by an unexplained and controversial government shift in procurement are widespread in Zambia, according to a survey conducted by MakanDay Media Centre. The survey done by journalists in six provinces, (Eastern, Luapula, Muchinga, Northern, Copperbelt and North Western) … Continue reading Critical drug shortages hit Zambian hospitals