Hospitals in Malawi report that they are running out of antiretroviral drugs given to people living with HIV/Aids, putting at risk the lives of millions of people, says a Malawi24 report. During a visit to Chiradzulu district hospital, the hospital pharmacy was found to be empty and sources said the problem was due to a supply breakdown from the Central Medical Stores (CMS). The source revealed the problem seems to have hit other district hospitals and health centres.
The Malawi government, through the CMS, delivers a six month supply of drugs to every hospital in the country. Officials indicated that the Health Ministry was aware of the problem.Full Malawi24 report