Africa — alphabetical by country
[Botswana] Pini Bothoko, Mkagato aware of drug shortages, MMegionline, 2 August 2017.
[Botswana] Anon. No Plans for clinics to operate 24 hours, All Africa.com, 20 December 2015.
[Egypt[ Nayrouz Talaat, Online platforms help sick Egyptians find drugs, Al Monitor, 22 February 2017.
[Egypt] Reuters, Egyptians go for herbal remedies as economic crisis causes drug shortage, Decca Chronicle, 16 January 2017.
[Egypt] Anon. Egypt is on right track after pounds fluctuation…[raising prices by 15% and 20% on local and imported medicines], MENA.FN.com,15 January 2017.
[Egypt] Dahlia Kohlaif et al., Egypt grapples with drug shortage brough on by currency devaluation, Wall Street Journal, 11 December 2016.
[Egypt] Mohammed Saied, Why can’t Egyptians get the drugs they need? Al-Monitor, 29 November 2016.
[Egypt] Justin Stoltzfus, Egypt wrestles with critical drug shortages [insulin, cancer drugs, contraceptives], Gulf News, 27 November 2016.
[Egypt] Hend El Bahary, Egyptian patients scream amid life-saving drug shortages, Egypt Independent, 22 November 2016.
[Egypt] Al-Masry Al Youm, Cabinet think tank denies shortage in insulin supply, Egypt Independent, 11 November 2016.
[Egypt] Michelle Maskaly, Drug shortage prompts 20% price increase, Healthcare packaging, 17 May 2016.
[Egypt] Al-Masry Al-Youm, Dollar crisis hits pharma industry, causing shortages possible production halt, Egypt Independent, 18 March 2016.
[Egypt] PM Editor, Egypt pharmacies missing medications due to dollar crisis, Palestine Telegraph, 13 March 2016.
[Egypt] Mostapha Hashem, In Egypt medicines disappear from shelves as dollar crisis bites, Reuters, 10 February 2016.
[Egypt] Amina Abdul Salam, New factory to combat drug shortage, The Egyptian Gazette, 25 June 2013.
[Gambia] Fatou B.Cham, Shortage of medicines may soon be history [National drug policy to ensure essential medicines supply]. The Point, August 2017.
[Ghana] Anon. Drug shortage hits Boamang health centre, Ghanaweb, 26 May 2017.
[Ghana] Anon. Phinas pharmacy intervenes in psychiatric hospital drug shortage, Ghanaweb, 26 October 2016.
[Ghana] Anon., Drug shortage hits Sunyani Central Prisons Infirmary, Ghanaweb, 24 June 2016.
[Ghana] Anon., HIV campaign in Western region in danger, Ghanaweb, 28 October 2015,
[Ghana] Anon., Nandom district runs out of pharmaceuticals, Starrfm.online, 25 July 2015.
[Ghana] Efua Idan Osam, We need antiretroviral drugs now–HIV patients, Citifmonline, 15 May 2015.
[Ghana] Graphic Online, Drug shortage hits Accra Psychiatric Hospital, Citi FM Online, 26 August 2014.
[Ghana] Ghana Web, Korle-Bu faces drug shortage [magnesium sulphate], GhanaWeb, 21 July 2014
[Ghana] Ghana Web, HIV patients risk developing residence as drug shortage hits Ghana, HIV Haven, 21 June 2012.
[Kenya] John Nalianya, Bungoma hospitals hit by drug shortage, The Star, 19 January 2017.
[Kenya] Dennis N, County Health Chief Officer allays fears of drug shortages, hivisasa, 22 November 2016.
[Kenya] Silah Koskei, Uasin Gishu county probe unearths cause of drug shortage [underfunding; distribution problems], The Standard, 11 October 2016.
[Kenya] Johusa Khisa, Probe into hospital drug shortage begins, hivisasa, 8 September 2016.
[Kenya] Jackson Brighton, Delay of funds to counties a result of drug shortages–Maangi, hivisasa, 19 August 2016.
[Kenya] Anon., Kemsa signs drug agreement with Bungoma County [re essential medicines], Standard digital, 11 August 2016.
[Kenya] Dalton Nyabundi, Digital platform to reduce medicine theft in15 counties, Standard digital, 2 August 2016.
[Kenya] Dickens Luvanda, Uasin Gishu to establish drug store in the county, hivisasa, 17 July 2016
[Kenya] Philemon Komen, KEMSA cuts off supply of drugs over debt, hivisasa, 24 June 2016.
[Kenya] William Maina, Nyamira residnets lament over drug shortage in hospitals, hivisasa, 27 May 2016.
[Kenya] Abuga Makori, jnr, Ongwae flags off drugs to county dispensaries, Kisii County News, hivisasa.com, 23 March 2016.
[Kenya] Elisha Otieno, Drugs for Migori Hospital sold in Tanzania. all Africa.com, 21 March 2016.
[Kenya] Felix Kipkemoi, Rutto blames KeMSA [Kenya Medical Supplies Agency] for drug shortage, The Star, 14 March 2016.
[Kenya] Anon., Acute drug shortage hits public hospitals in Laikipia, Kenya Broadcasting Company, 3 November 2015.
[Kenya] Eunice Kilonzo, Patients relieved as kidney drugs arrive. AllAfrica.com, 2 October 2015.
[Kenya] Angela Oketch, Power games blamed for shortage of drugs, Daily Nation, 30 October 2014.
[Kenya] R. K. Sudoi et al, The magnitude and trend of artemether-lumefantrine stock-outs at public health facilities in Kenya, Malaria Journal 10.1186: 8 February 2012.
[Liberia] Jefferson Daryoue, Candidate Ivar Jones donates drugs to health facilities ahead of campaigning, Bush Chicken, 31 July 2017.
[Liberia] Zeze Ballah, Battling epilepsy amid a drug shortage, The Bush Chicken, 2 May 2017.
[Liberia] Anon. Locals in Zorcor decry drug shortage at Curran Lutheran hospital, Front Page Africa online, nd approx. 15 June 2016.
[Liberia] Kerry Sheridan. Shortage of malaria drug points to better treatment for Ebola [MSF study], Yahoo News, 6 January 2016.
[Liberia] Winston W. Parley, Liberia: More drugs shortage still at central prison, All Africa, 9 January 2014.
[Libya] Ismail Akwei, Libya’s HIV patients bear brunt of drug shortages despite WHO support, Africa News, 4 January 2017.
[Malawi] Anon., Indian doctors in Malawi to assist patients, Malawi24.com, 3 March 2017.
[Malawi] Blessings Kang’Ombe, Health rights campaigners call for boost in budgetary support [for essential medicines], Capital Radio, 20 February 2017.
[Malawi] Victoria Milanzi, Malawi has enough drugs, Malawi24.com, 8 February 2017.
[Malawi] Anon. Medical drug shortages hit Malawi public hospitals as DHOs exhaust budgets, Nyasa Times, 5 February 2017.
[Malawi] Martha Chikoti, 2016 has been a difficult year–nurses, Malawi24.com, 24 December 2016.
[Malawi] Kelvin Tembo, Malawi yet to introduce child friends TB drugs, Capital Radio Malawi, 25 November 2016.
[Malawi] Mwayi Mkandawire, Drug theft continues three arrested in Dedza, Malawi 24, 16 June 2016.
[Malawi] Archangel Nzangaya, Trouble! Mwanza hospital hit by drug shortage, Malawi 24, 17 May 2016.
[Malawi] Elita Soko, Malawi Govt urged to step up fight against drug theft, Capital Radio, 3 May 2016.
[Malawi] Chinsisi Moyo, Drug shortage resurfaces at Malawi’s biggest hospital, Capital Radio Malawi, 20 April 2016.
[Malawi] Martha Chikoti, Malawian health workers behind drug shortage, Malawi 24, 25 February 2016.
[Malawi] Prince Henderson, CCJP expresses worry over social problems [food and drugs], Nyasa Times, 6 February 2016.
[Malawi] Maurice Nkawihe, Health worker arrested over drug theft, Nyasa Times, 27 January 2016.
[Malawi] Alfred Chauwa Government shocked with drug shortage reports, Nyasa Times, 26 December 2015.
[Malawi] Owen Khamula, Gagging of Public hospital spokespersons is retrogressive, Nyasa Times, 27 October 205.
[Malawi] Happy Arold Soko, Malawi admires Zambia [orders prayers for drug shortage and other woes], Malawi24.com, 20 October 2015.
[Malawi] Staff Reporter, Drug shortage hits Malawi public hospitals, Nyasa Times, 24 March 2015.
[Malawi] Hudson Mphande, KCH suspends elective surgeries: Malawi drug shortage ‘crisis’, Nyasa Times, 19 August 2014.
[Malawi] Alfred Chauwa, Drug shortage to continue plague Malawi health care, Nyasa Times, 10 August 2014.
[Malawi] Imani M. Cheers, Preventing drug shortages with cell phones in Malawi, PBS NewsHour, 8 May 2013.
[Malawi] Rex Chikoko, Drug shortage hits Malawi, Africa Review, 1 September 2011.
[Malawi] Claire Ngozo, Painkillers prescribed for malaria amid drug shortage. All Africa, 16 November 2011.
[Malawi] Rebecca Chimjeka, Donors Save Malawi on drug shortage, AfricanBusiness.com, 8 January 2012.
[Morocco] Chaima Lahsini, Pediatric drug shortage: Ministry of health denies stock-out, says allegations based on false data, Morocco World News, 5 August 2017.
[Namibia] Alvine Kapitako, Shortage of ARV’s at clinic, hospital, New Era, 1 April 2016.
[Namibia] Kuzeeko Tjitemisa, National pain over drug shortages. All Africa, 10 July 2014.
[Namibia] Theresia Tjihenuna, Namibia: Drugs shortage triggers panic, All Africa, 6 June 2014.
[Namibia] Theresia Tjihenuna, Namibia: Ministry denies drug shortage, All Africa, 23 August 2013.
[Namibia] Theresia Tjihenuna, Drug shortage hits Govt medical stores, The Namibian, 22 August 2013.
[Nigeria] Anon., [Pharmacists call on govt to] Set up ad hoc committee on drug scarcity, Daily Trust, 5 September 2016.
[Nigeria] Kayode Omoyele, Naira devalutation causing drug shortage — Pharmacists, Today, 19 August 2016.
[Nigeria] Bukola Adebayo, Manufacturers warm Nigerians of looming drug shortage, Punch, 10 February 2016.
[Senegal] Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Unreported world: Africa’s drug scandal [on morphine shortages, Channel 4 News, 29 May 2014.
[South Africa] Anon., Medicine shortages fuel shock malaria outbreak, Daily Maverick, 12 May 2017.
[South Africa] Bill Corcoran, Shortage of antiretroviral drugs hampering fight against AIDS, Irish Times, 26 June 2016.
[South Africa] Anon. HIV drug shortage hits Gauteng, Soweto Urban, 8 January 2016.
[South Africa] Lungile Thamela, Medicine shortage: patients are still suffering, some in silence, Health24.com, 27 October 2015.
[South Africa] Press Release, Concerned about the shortage of essential medication in KZN hospital, all Africa.com, 8 October 2015.
[South Africa] Nquobile Tschile, Tshelanyemba Hospital is a sick facility, The Chronicle, 6 October 2015.
[South Africa] Whinsley Masara, TB drug shortage fears allayed, The Chronicle, 23 September 2015.
[South Africa] Anon. Is there or isn’t there a shortage of ARV’s in South Africa? Health24 News24.com, 24 July 2015.
[South Africa], Mireille de Villiers, No plan to prevent shortages of crucial medication [for tb], The Citizen, 9 July 2015.
[South Africa] Ina Skosana, Drug shortages send rural patients back to home remedies, Mail and Guardian, 3 July 2015.
[South Africa] MSF, Drug shortages threaten progress made in the world’s largest HIV program, MSF, 11 June 2015.
[South Africa] Mia Malan, Survey uncovers shortages in critical medication, Mail & Guardian, 10 June 2015.
[South Africa] Thankdo Kubheka, Meeting called to avoid mass medicine shortage, Eyewitness News, 9 June 2015.
[South Africa] A. Furlong & N. Geffen, Where have all the medicines gone, long time passing? Daily Maverick, 8 June 2015.
[South Africa] APA, South African TV station apologizes to minister for erroneous report, StarAfrica, 2 June 2015.
[South Africa] Chelsea Pieterse, KZN hospitals running dry, News24.com, 1 June 2015.
[South Africa] Emily Corke, Health Minister: Business profits behind drug shortage, EyeWitness News, 24 May 2015.
[South Africa] Inkatha Freedom Party, Lack of an advanced warning system is the main cause of drug shortages, Press Release, All Africa.com, 21 May 2015.
[South Africa] eNCA, ARV supply not in crisis [Health Department claims only one anti-retroviral is in short supply], eNCA, 21 May 2015.
[South Africa] Katharine Child, Dying for drugs, Times LIVE, 18 May 2015.
[South Africa] Anon., Drug shortage at Gauteng Hospital [anesthetics, surgeries cancelled], The Citizen, 2 December 2014.
[South Africa] Katharine Child, Ritalin drug shortage will be resolved soon, Times Live, 5 September 2014.
[South Africa] Katharine Child, Drug shortages killing patients [irinotecan], Times Live, 28 July 2014.
[South Africa] SAPA, Chemo drug shortage halts treatment, IOL News, 23 April 2014.
[South Africa] Health & Science report, S. Africa minister denies shortage of HIV drugs, Onislam, 15 March 2014.
[South Africa] eNCA, Motlanthe visits HIV orphans n face of drug shortage protests, ENCA, 1 December 2013.
[South Africa] Tiisetso Motsoeneng, Half a million people affected by HIV/AIDS drug shortage in South Africa, MedCity News, 28 November 2013.
[South Africa] Pini Bothoko, Drug shortage undermines delivery clinics, MMEGI, 23 August 2013.
[South Africa] Ntando Makhubu, Drug shortage sparks health fears, Independent OnLine IOL News, 6 July 2013.
[South Africa] Sipokazi Fokazi, Drug shortage sparks desperation, IOL News, 12 July 2012.
[South Africa] Frank Maponya, ARVs shortage panic, The Sowetan, 7 May 2012.
[Sudan] Anon., Doro refugees face food [and drug] shortage, Radio Tamazuj, 29 September 2016.
[Sudan] Anon., USAID responds to to Tamazuj report on drugs shortages in S. Sudan, Radio Tamazuj, 1 July 2016.
[Sudan] Anon., HIV drug shortage hits S. Sudan’s Boma state, Sudan Tribune, 20 June 2016.
[Sudan] Anon., Aweil hospital lacks drugs and equipment due to budget shortage, Radio Tamazuj, 15 June 2016.
[Sudan] Anon. Massive drug shortage puts lives at risk in South Sudan, Tasnim News, 8 April 2016.
[Sudan] Katy Migiro, Lives at risk due to massive drug shortages in South Sudan, Thomson Reuters, 7 April 2016.
[Swaziland] Lungelo Nkambule, Most hospitals now 90% stocked with drugs, Observer, 14 June 2017.
[Swaziland] Anon. Swazi Drug shortage crisis deepens. AllAfrica.com, 23 May 2017.
[Swaziland] Mandla Luphondvo, No AIDS-free Swaziland without us [drug shortages for HIV], The Swazi Observer, 5 November 2015.
[Tanzania] Editorial, The Citizen, Shortage of drugs in gov’t facilities must be checked, allAfrica.com, 27 September 2016.
[Tanzania] Harriet Kiama, Drug shortage haunts Bagamoyo hospital. allAfrica.com, 26 April 2016.
[Tanzania] Sanjito Msafiri, Bagamoyo in medicine shortage. allAfrica.com, 11 April 2016.
[Tanzania] Anon. We have a Sh500 billion drug shortage, allAfrica.com, 5 January 2016.
[Tanzania] Abby Nkungu, Singida buys HIV/Aids drugs, Daily News, 14 December 2015.
[Tanzania] Patrick Kisembo, Queries raised about private drugs store in Tanzania, East African Business Week, 11 October 2015.
[Tanzania] Ashery Mkama, New Programme may curtail drug shortage, allAfrica.com, 24 June 2015.
[Uganda] Anon., Nebbi district faces [malaria] drug shortage, New Vision, 19 April 2017.
[Uganda] Vivian Agaba, Namuwongo residents decry lack of drugs in KCCA clinic, New Vision, 31 March 2017.
[Uganda] Ali Mambule, Bukeeri faces drug shortage, AllAfrica.com, 27 January 2017.
[Uganda] Editorial, Find lasting solution to drug shortage, allAfrica.com, The Monitor, 16 January 2017.
[Uganda] Ronald Kule, Kasese district grapples with Hepatitis B drug stockout, URN, 6 November 2016.
[Uganda] Francis Emorut, Ogom HcIII hit by drug shortage [malaria], understaffing, New Vision, 7 October 2016.
[Uganda] Fred Wambede, Health workers protest drug shortage, allAfrica.com, 5 October 2016.
[Uganda] Moses Okeya, Drug shortage hits Jinja Mental Hospital, allAfrica.com, 23 August 2016.
[Uganda]Felix Warom Okello, Drug shortage hits ARua, allAfrica.com, 18 August 2016.
[Uganda] Martins E. SSekweyama, Masaka Hospital decrieds drug shortage power outage, allAfrica.com, 17 August 2016.
[Uganda] Edward Bindhe, Drug shortage, power outage plunge Masaka Hospital in crisis, URN, 12 August 2016.
[Uganda] Scovia Atuhaire, Drug scarcity hits Fort Portal Referral Hospital, allAfrica.com, 10 August 2016.
[Uganda] Martin Kitubi, Drug shortage hits Butakiba Hospital, New Vision, 26 July 2016.
[Uganda] Frank Oyugi, Drug shortage its Lira Referral Hospital, URadioNetwork, 10 June 2016
[Uganda] Ivan Kimbowa, Two health centres implicated in drug theft, all Africa.com, 27 May 2016.
[Uganda] Julius Ocungi and James Owich, Gulu hit by anti-malaria drug shortage, all Africa.com, 29 February 2016.
[Uganda] Lisa Laventure, Shortage of HIV drugs looms in Uganda again, allAfrica.com, 22 February 2016.
[Uganda] Racheal Ninsiima, Our role stops at delivery, says medcial stores boss, allAfrica.com, 12 February 2016.
[Uganda] Ivan Kimbowa, Panic as Sango Bay camp runs out of malarial drugs, allAfrica.com, 26 January 2016.
[Uganda] Anon. Reuters. Global fund rushes HIV drugs to Uganda amid shortage, Voice of America, 25 January 2016.
[Uganda] Anon. Uganda facing HIV drugs shortage, Citizen Digital, 16 December 2015.
[Uganda] Juliet Waiswa, CSO call for more HIV/AIDS, TB funding, New Vision, 10 Nvember 2015.
[Uganda] Andrew Ssenyonga,Presidential guards give back to Kisenyi residents, New Vision, 14 October 2015.
[Uganda] Arthur Matsiko, Refugees sell food rations to pay for treatment, allAfrica.com, 26 June 2015.
[Uganda] Agnes Nantabi, Pader short of nodding disease drug, New Vision, 7 January 2014.
[Uganda] Raymond Baguma, Health ministry clarifies on ARV drug shortage [blames hospitals and clinics], New Vision, 2 August 2013.
[Uganda] Bill Oketch, Drug shortage hits Amolatar, Daily Monitor, 29 May 2013.
[Uganda] Sarah Tumwebaze, Cancer institute faces drug shortage, Saturday Monitor, 5 March 2013.
[Uganda] Paul Abusharizi, Uganda: Do we really have drug shortage? All Africa, 8 May 2012.
[Zambia] Steven Zande, State sources $10M [USD] drugs to stabilise supply, Times of Zambia, 7 August 2017.
[Zambia] Rebecca Mushota, It’s a lie [Health Minister denies shortages] Times of Zambia, 21 October 2015.
[Zambia] Mukosha Funga, Donors withhold 30M Euros for drugs, Sunday Post, 19 October 2015.
[Zambia] Mukosha Funga, Poorest to suffer most from shortage of drugs, The Post, 24 August 2015.
[Zambia] Alvin Chinga and Panic Malawo, ‘Drugs shortage artificial, says Kasonde,’ Zambia Daily Mail, 13 February 2015.
[Zambia] Chila Namaiko, Drug shortage hits Macha hospital, 7 February 2015.
[Zambia], APA, Zambian government acts on drug shortage [blames local hospitals], Star Africa, 23 July 2014
[Zambia] Chanda Chimba, Zambia faces shortage of anti-AIDS drugs, Voice of American, 17 August 2013.
[Zimbabwe] Whinsley Masara, Dad hammers year-old daughter to death after 5 day fast [shortage of mental health drugs], Chronicle, 16 August 2017.
[Zimbabwe] Anon. Expensive equipment gathering dust at govt hospitals, Newsdzezimbabwe, 26 June 2017.
[Zimbabwe] Farayi Machamire, Slow gov’t procurement worsening drug shortages, Daily News, 18 March 2017.
[Zimbabwe] Silence Charumbira et al. Mental health drugs shortage hits Mash[aland] West, News Day, & March 2016.
[Zimbabwe] Veneranda Langa, Forex shortage hits chronic drug supply, NewsDay, 16 February 2017.
[Zimbabwe] Anon. Mugabe blows $6M as Zim hospitals crumble without drugs, ZimEye, 15 January 2017.
[Zimbabwe] Anon., Drug shortage saga deepens, Daily News, 15 January 2017.
[Zimbabwe] Anon., Essential drugs shortage looms, NewsDay Zimbabwe, 14 January 2017.
[Zimbabwe] Phyllis Mbanje, Drugs shortage spawns TB fears [lack of BCG], News Day, 7 January 2017.
[Zimbabwe] Bridget Mananavire, Drug shortages hit psychiatric prisoners, Daily News, 22 October 2016.
[Zimbabwe] Anon., Drug Shortages: Government blames hospital administrators, AllAfrica.com, 21 September 2016.
[Zimbabwe] Editorial, Drug shortages spell doom, NewsDay, 19 September 2016.
[Zimbabwe] Pamela Shumba, Mayhem rules–suicides, nurses beaten at ingutsheni as sedative drugs run out, Chronicle, 11 August 2016.
[Zimbabwe] Anon. Serious drug shortage hits Marondera Hospital, New Zimbabwe, 25 July 2016.
[Zimbabwe] Anon., Drug shortage looms, allAfrica.com, 2 June 2016
[Zimbabwe] Health Reporter, Health sector needs 65M for drugs, The Herald, 10 May 2016.
[Zimbabwe] Silence Charumbira et al. Mental health drugs shortage hits Mash[onland] West, News Day, 7 March 2016.
[Zimbabwe] Business Editor, Global pharamceutical firm [GSK] dumps Zim[babwe], Daily News, 18 February 2016.
[Zimbabwe] Terence Mawawa, Death scare, shortage of drugs hits Masvingo Hospital, ZimEye, 12 February 2016.
[Zimbabwe], Paidamo Chipunza, Hospital chief in car scandal. Prioritizes new vehicle over drugs, The Herald, 25 January 2016.
[Zimbabwe] Nqobile Tshili, Mpilo, UBH battle to recover $23M, The Chronicle, 22 January 2016.
[Zimbabwe] Anon., Drug shortages continue to haunt Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Daily, 18 January 2016.
[Zimbabwe] Anon., Zim hit with massive drug shortage, The Zimbabwe Independent, 15 May 2015.
[Zimbabwe] Tendai Makripe, Zimbabwe: poor health delivery [epilepsy drugs], All Africa.com 7 May 2015.
[Zimbabwe] Tonderaye Matonho, Under-threat medicinal plants panacea to drug shortages, NewsDay Zimbabwe, 1 October 2014.
[Zimbabwe] Anon. Shortage of epilepsy drugs in Zimbabwe, IRIN Africa, 11 August 2014.
[Zimbabwe] Staff reporter, Cash crisis: hospitals battle drug shortages, New Zimbabwe, 17 July 2014.
[Zimbabwe] Anon. Zimbabwe: Masvingo runs out of drugs, All Africa, 28 September 2013.
[Zimbabwe] Tawanda Majoni, Essential drugs shortage found with mobile data gathering, Key Correspondents, 6 March 2012