This guest blog was written by Jeanette Strydom, the relationship officer at Africa Health Placements, a member organization of GHC based in Johannesburg, South Africa. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — “Whoonga” is a new, deadly drug which is slowly becoming common in South African slums. It was first reported in Durban – but has since spread to…

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A myriad of factors prevent people from accessing life-saving medications in developing countries. Prohibitive drug costs, ineffective supply chains, mismanagement of drug supply, difficulties in forecasting local needs, and drug wastage all contribute to this problem. This week, an article published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization examined the expiry of medicines in supply outlets…

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