Chiefs for Stop Stockouts

December 10, 2009 By saitichikwapulo Leave a Comment
The pill-check dissemination meeting in Traditional Authority Mwambo in Zomba, The TA and his subjects were fired up to note that the there was rampant essential medicines stock outs coupled with Volunteers deployed at their health center were rude and that one time they caught a health worker diverting 17 tins of medicines to sell […]

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Ida : a video interview
October 3, 2009 By StopStockouts Leave a Comment
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Ida lives in Libuyu, a popular compound in Livingstone. She is the head her family as her husband passed away. During her interview she told us her feedback about the medicine stockout problem, particularly in relation to the old drug distribution system, which she considered more transparent and efficient. [vimeo clip_id=”6558938″ width=”400″ height=”300″]

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Vivian : a video interview
October 3, 2009 By StopStockouts Leave a Comment
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Vivian works in a public pharmacy situated in the Livingstone area. She’s responsible for receiving medicines stocks from the central drug store and dispatching drug kits to the local clinics. [vimeo clip_id=”6558991″ width=”400″ height=”300″]

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Anna : a video interview
October 3, 2009 By StopStockouts Leave a Comment
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Anna is a nurse working in Livingstone, the ex capitol city located in the southern border of Zambia. She works in a public clinic and during her interview she shared her experiences regarding medicine stockouts. [vimeo clip_id=”6558972″ width=”400″ height=”300″]

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Phelloner : a video interview
October 3, 2009 By StopStockouts Leave a Comment
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I met Phelloner, a woman living with her family in a compound located in the norther area of Lusaka. She was a victim of a stockout of an essential medicine to treat Malaria. -Claudio [vimeo clip_id=”6558816″ width=”400″ height=”300″]

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“Dorothy” : a video interview
September 20, 2009 By StopStockouts Leave a Comment
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“Dorothy”, who prefers not to use her real name, is a nurse at a public health facility in Kisumu, Kenya. She feels that stock-outs are dangerous in that a doctor never knows for sure if a patient has been taking their prescribed medicine which makes treating their condition even more complicated. She spoke at the […]

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ART stock-outs in the Free State place patients on death row
July 3, 2009 By StopStockouts Leave a Comment
Tantaswa
Submitted by Anso Thom and Lungi Langa Tantaswa is 32 years old and lives in Pelindaba, in Bloemfontein’s Mangaung township. She tested HIV positive in October 2008 at National Hospital in Bloemfontein, with a CD4 count of 484. Her health swiftly deteriorated. “I had been coughing more often than usual and suffering from diarrhoea. I […]

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Margaret Fondo
June 11, 2009 By StopStockouts Leave a Comment
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When we spoke to Margaret Fondo, a primary school teacher in Takaungu sub-location in Coast Province, she was deeply concerned about the availability of medicines in the area. As a teacher, the 44 year-old mother had a medical allowance which paid for most of the treatment that Margaret and her family of four needed. However, […]

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Onyango Wambia
June 11, 2009 By StopStockouts Leave a Comment
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Onyango Wambia is a small-scale farmer from Lela village in Kisumu district, in the western part of Kenya. Although Onyango is diabetic, he rarely uses medicine because he cannot afford to buy the prescribed regimen. How does he then manage his condition? “This is what I use for diabetes,” he says peeling off a clove […]

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Winnie Akinyi
March 6, 2009 By StopStockouts Leave a Comment
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A mother of three and living on a monthly allowance earned from voluntary work in Nairobi, 28-year-old Winnie Akinyi’s monthly income was not enough to enable her to make an outright payment for treatment. This was not an uncommon problem for Akinyi or those living within her neighbourhood. That is why, in early 2007, she […]

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