Zambian authorities still medicines from Global Fund

Zambian authorities still medicines from Global Fund

Global Fund audit exposes blatant theft of medicine, neglect with drugs allowed to expire

• ARVs were out of stock for almost a month in 10% of health facilities visited.

• 77% of the facilities visited had expired HIV drugs

• 40% facilities had expired malaria drugs

• 27% had expired TB drugs

• ARVs expired drugs were valued at $4mil in 2016

• TB expired drugs valued at $0.27mil in 2016 with $0.11mil at risk in 2017

• Discrepancies amounting to $0.54mil observed in 30 facilities between stores and dispensing pharmacies
• Discrepancies in MSL stock in 54% of commodities stock count.

• 1% of the annual ARV packs were unaccounted for in MSL inventory system and stock count

• 22% of rapid test Malaria kits were unaccounted for in the system and physical stock count.

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