Stock-outs of antiretroviral and tuberculosis medicines in South Africa: A national cross-sectional survey.

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Summary of "Stock-outs of antiretroviral and tuberculosis medicines in South Africa: A national cross-sectional survey."

HIV and TB programs have rapidly scaled-up over the past decade in Sub-Saharan Africa and uninterrupted supplies of those medicines are critical to their success. However, estimates of stock-outs are largely unknown. This survey aimed to estimate the extent of stock-outs of antiretroviral and TB medicines in public health facilities across South Africa, which has the world's largest antiretroviral treatment (ART) program and a rising multidrug-resistant TB epidemic.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0212405


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