MSF Donates Over USD 150,000 Worth Of TB Medication To NATPHARM

INTERNATIONAL medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today handed over a consignment of TB medication to Zimbabwe’s National Pharmaceutical Company (NATPHARM).

Health Reporter

This is part of MSF’s contribution to ending TB in Zimbabwe.

We are happy that Zimbabwe continues to make huge strides in containing and raising awareness on TB, and we congratulate the country for its removal from the list of countries with a high TB burden,” says MSF Country Representative, Dr. Reinaldo Ortuno.   

The TB drugs donated today include first-line treatment for Drug sensitive TB and treatment for Drug-resistant TB (DR), all with an estimate value of USD 165, 000.

For 11 years until 2017, MSF provided quality HIV/TB/DR-TB treatment, care and support to Zimbabwe and in 2018, MSF, in collaboration with the MoHCC, supported the successful pilot of the short regimen treatment with injectable for DR-TB in Mutare.

“Despite that we handed over these successful projects on HIV/TB/ DR-TB, we have continued to provide support and resources to MoHCC and this donation is part of that.”

“We continue to work with the Ministry of Health and Child Care to provide health care, especially to vulnerable communities. MSF believes that health is a human right and that every person should have access to health services and medicines when they are in need,” says Dr Ortuno.



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