According to Fundación GEP, there are stockouts of essential medicines in Argentina in a context of economic crisis. Key informants said that the shortage of medicines is due to the lack of public purchases. While the authorities of the Ministry of Health delay the provision of official information there are disruptions in HIV and Hep C treatments.
In Argentina there are 122,000 people with HIV; 69,200 are under treatment, 70% of those -46,518- receive their medicines through the public provision program of the National Ministry of Health.
Since January 2016 there have been shortages and fractionation in the delivery of antiretroviral drugs in the country. The complaints were made by organizations of people with HIV who were detecting problems at the levels of the health centers.
The situation continue to worsened and in January 2018 news about delays in the processing of public purchases became public and notorious. Before the request of official information, the Head of the National AIDS Program informed to national media that the administrative files awaited the issuance of payments. Two of the most important newspapers in Argentina published the story (See La Nación, and Clarin).
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