ARV Shortage Puts Babies at Risk

Thousands of Aids-infected babies in Eastern Cape face a high risk of death because a vital antiretroviral drug is out of stock, report warns

Thousands of Aids-infected babies in Eastern Cape face a high risk of death because a vital antiretroviral drug is out of stock, according to a report by Rural Health Advocacy Project, Doctors Without Borders, the Treatment Action Campaign and SECTION27.

The report notes that the Mthatha depot does not have any supplies of Lopinavir-Ritonavir, a drug taken orally, which is an essential part of first-line antiretroviral therapy for infants.

More than 100 000 patients depend on supplies of antiretroviral therapy from the Mthatha depot and according to the 24-page report, ‘The Chronic Crisis’, essential drug stock-outs risk unnecessary death and drug resistance in South Africa.

To read the article titled, “ARV shortage puts babies at risk,” click here.

Source: 
Times Live

NGO Services

NGO Services

NGO Events

S M T W T F S
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
 
 
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31