Jan. 11, 2022
The Health Service Amendment Bill was published in the Gazette on the 23rd July last year. It has been presented in the National Assembly and is currently being considered by the Parliamentary Legal Committee. According to its memorandum the Bill is intended to align the Health Service Act to the Constitution; it also “discusses the parameters of collective job action by the Health Service
April 27, 2021
The government approved a five-year national strategy to boost the domestic pharmaceutical industry. The objectives of the Strategy include the following: to increase the market share of local pharmaceutical products from the current 12% to 35% by 2025; to increase local production of essential medicines from US$31.5 million to US$150 million by 2025; to increase local production of essential medicines from 30% to 60% by 2025; and to improve exports of pharmaceutical products from 10% to 25% by 2025.
Nov. 10, 2020
Principal Consultant at Apollo-AfroAsia Mr N Matondo has been appointed Chairperson of the board which has been mandated to turn around the fortunes of the former pharmaceutical giant.
Dec. 6, 2018
Government has concluded a $25 million deal for medical equipment, medicines and surgical sundries with India to ease drug shortages and deal with price distortions. This comes as junior doctors at public health facilities went on strike on Saturday, citing unsatisfactory working conditions, low salaries and lack of basic medicines and equipment.