Africa's First 'ATM Pharmacy' Launched

Africa's First 'ATM Pharmacy' Launched In Alex

Groundbreaking medical technology enabled the launch of Africa's first pharmacy dispensing unit (PDU) in the Johannesburg suburb of Alexandra on Thursday this week — a self-service ATM-style unit that gives patients with chronic illnesses their repeat medication, reportedly in under three minutes.

The unique innovation – in the crowded blend of apartheid-era township and informal shack settlement just over the hill Sandton – is the first in Africa, and comes after years of trials and technological developments in the medical and tech fields by experts from Right to Care and Right ePharmacy in collaboration with the Gauteng department of health.

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