The Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency (ZAMMSA) has officially commenced the distribution of the second batch of 7,000 Health Center kits, recently procured to enhance healthcare facilities in the country.
In an official statement released by Bradley Chingobe, ZAMMSA’s Senior Manager of Public Relations, he highlighted that the 7,000 Health Center kits underwent a stringent quality control and assurance process, conducted by the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA), to ensure they meet the highest standards before being dispatched to healthcare facilities nationwide.
Mr Chingobe stated that the distribution process would begin with public health facilities in the North Western province, where there is a substantial need for essential medicines and medical supplies. Subsequently, the distribution will expand to cover healthcare facilities across the entire country.
As per the outlined schedule, Mr Chingobe noted that ZAMMSA aims to conclude the distribution of these health center kits within a two-month period. This signifies that by December 23rd, 2023, all 7,000 kits will have been delivered to over 3,000 public health facilities in Zambia.
He emphasized ZAMMSA’s unwavering commitment to bridging gaps in the public health supply chain and ensuring that Zambia maintains a consistent supply of quality, affordable, and effective medicines and medical supplies.
Furthermore, he disclosed that the distribution of these health center kits marks the delivery of 14,100 kits in total for this year, with ambitious plans to distribute a total of 42,000 health center kits in Zambia by March 2024.
This endeavor by ZAMMSA reflects the agency’s dedication to improving the healthcare infrastructure in Zambia and ensuring the availability of essential medical supplies to enhance the overall well-being of the nation’s citizens.