At the moment there is a shortage of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) throughout Zambia.
Many health facilities, Mwandi Mission Hospital included, have very low levels of stock or have completely run out of Truvada and Abacavir. We were only given 21 bottles of Neviripine syrup for children in the last dispatch from Medical Stores and we have only a few tablets of the same drug left. We have tried to procure a consignment through CHAZ (Churches Health Association of Zambia) but they too have run out. There may still be some stocks available at Mongu, the Western capital, 400km away. Our vehicle is tanked up, waiting for the word to go.