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The Zambia Medicines and Medical supplies Agency ZAMMSA has recorded an increase in laboratory commodity availability in the past week.

The availability of Laboratory commodities at the ZAMMSA central warehouse has been hovering around 50 to 55% mark since 2023 and has increased to 70%.

ZAMMSA Senior Manager Corporate Communications Bradley Chingobe says the milestone reflects the agencies  commitment to ensuring access to essential medical supplies in the realm of laboratory consumables and reagents.

“The availability of the commodities make it seamless for healthcare professionals to diagnose and guide on appropriate treatment decisions in the identification process of diseases and varied conditions that affect the Zambian populace,” said Mr. Chingobe in a statement issued to RCV News in Lusaka today.

He said ZAMMSA’s streamlined procurement strategy and support from cooperating partners has enabled the effective accessibility of the laboratory commodities.

Mr. Chingobe also said that the agency remains committed to ensuring a sustained supply chain and procurement of essential medicines and medical supplies.

By Bibiana Lambart