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On Vol. XXI No. 1073 April 1, 2017 issue of The Reporter we carried a story headlined “PEPFAR calls it a day”.

Pharmaceutical issues

The provision of health care in Ethiopia is beset by multitudes of problems, one of which is procurement and then distribution to patients of vital medications, often times life-saving ones. Since the normal chain of drug procurement and distribution is inefficient at best, many patients in need of drugs are left to their own devices.

PEPFAR calls it a day

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) concluded the USD 42 million, 5-year PEPFAR – the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief project.