Blame game as five provinces suffer contraceptive shortages

Health facilities across Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West, Limpopo and the Eastern Cape have reported continuous stockouts contraception medications.

According to investigations conducted by Stop Stockouts Project (SSP) the shortages involve Nur-isterate, Ovral, Triphasil and Depo Provera.

Joanne Joseph speaks to Stop Stockouts Project manager Kopano Klass to find out what the problem is.

All these provinces are experiencing contraceptives shortages.

Kopano Klass, Manager, Stop Stockouts Project

The Department of Health says it is a supplier issue and when we contacted the supplier they told us they delivered the stock.

Kopano Klass, Manager, Stop Stockouts Project

When we went back to the National Department of Health we found out there is stock in the country but in some facilities, there is no stock at all. We are not sure who is lying to us.

Kopano Klass, Manager, Stop Stockouts Project

Listen to the full interview below...


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