Question NW52 to the Minister of Health

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09 July 2019 - NW52

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

With reference to each type of antiretroviral drug, for how long is it envisaged that the Government’s stockpile will last?


The Department of Health currently stockpiles the first line treatment regimen (Tenofovir/metrictabine/efavirenze) which 90% of patients are prescribed on. There is adequate supplies of the first line treatment , 10 million units currently with no shortage of API at this time. The stockpile will last for eight (8) weeks.


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