Zambia Medicines body commences distribution of second batch health centre kits


The Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency (ZAMMSA) has officially commenced the distribution of the second batch of the recently procured 7,000 Health centre kits.

The 7,000 Health Centre kits were subjected to a mandatory quality control and assurance process conducted by Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) before they could be distributed to the health facilities across the country.

This is contained in a statement issued in Lusaka on Friday by ZAMMSA Senior Manager for Public Relations Bradley Chingobe.

Chingobe said the distribution of these kits would start with public health facilities in North Western province, as they seem to be in fundamental need of essential medicines and medical supplies.

“These areas will subsequently be followed by the rest of the facilities across the country,” he said.

Chingobe said according to the schedule, ZAMMSA intend to conclude the distribution of the health centre kits within a period of two months.

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He said this implied that ZAMMSA would have delivered the 7000 health center kits to the over 3000 public health facilities in Zambia by December 23, 2023.

“ZAMMSA is determined and fully committed to ensuring that we seal all the gaps in the public health supply chain and ensure that Zambia has a seamless supply of quality, affordable and effective medicines and medical supplies,” Chingobe said.

He added that the distribution of these health centre kits would bring to total 14,100 kits distributed this year and that ZAMMSA intends to distribute 42,000 health centre kits in Zambia by march 2024.

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