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Keeping tabs on pharma: Push for Africa to localize its pharmaceutical development

July 2, 2021

Via: Pharma IQ

The dependence on imported pharmaceuticals across Africa has left populations across the continent vulnerable to shortages of medication.

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to notable negative effects in the delivery of essential health services in Kenya. Similarly, South Africa has experienced a shortage of mental health medication and contraceptives as the coronavirus outbreak disrupted manufacturing and imports, and stocks of treatments to manage chronic illnesses, including HIV medicines, have dipped critically low in Nigeria.

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