Improving Access to Medicine across South Africa

Announcement, BroadReach Health Development, Press release

As of the 1st of October 2021, BroadReach Health Development will partner with the South African Country Office of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on a multimillion-dollar project to help countless South Africans get faster and better access to medicines. Called Sustaining HIV/TB Epidemic Control in South Africa, the project is funded under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and will likely run for the next five years.

The project will help shift the delivery of chronic medication out of the country’s overburdened health facilities, thus improving access to medication for patients. Beneficiaries will have more options for picking up medication, reduced wait times, and better access to health care services as these move closer to communities.

“Since 2003, we’ve been committed to improving health equity and HIV and TB outcomes. This project is an exciting progression, which will see us leverage our technologies, experience, and expertise to amplify access to critical medical interventions. We look forward to working with the Department of Health and CDC to continue to improve the lives of patients in South Africa,” says Todd Malone, Managing Director of BroadReach Health Development.

“Our Health Development team will provide technical assistance to the National Department of Health, taking the lead role in program monitoring and implementation support for the national Central Chronic Medicine Dispensing and Distribution (more commonly known as CCMDD),” Malone adds.

To ensure that everything goes according to plan, BroadReach Health development has roped in some of its best management talent to spearhead the project.

“We are bringing in specialists with a strong understanding of the South Africa socio-economic and social determinants context. It is crucial that our teams operate with a deep understanding of and experience with the South African public health sector – and community healthcare workers in particular. That is how you get the best possible outcomes for the people we serve,” concludes Malone.

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