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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Zimbabwe: Aid programme dramatically improves health service

The improved availability of essential medicines in Zimbabwe’s public health sector is largely due to a multi-donor programme started in 2008 through collaboration between the government, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Zimbabwe, the European Union (EU), the UK, Australia, Canada and Ireland.

To date, the Essential Medicines Supply Programme (EMSP) has received US$52 million in funding, according to UNICEF. The money is used to buy drugs and medical supplies which are distributed to health centres by Natpharm, the supply arm of the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare.

According to a survey carried out by the EU, 80 percent of essential medicines are now available at over 80 percent of health facilities compared to only 28 percent availability of vital drugs at public health institutions in 2008.

Source: Irin News

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