World Bank: Better Drug Supply Chains can Help Save Children's Lives

Strategic improvements in the supply chain for lifesaving medicines can have a significant impact on reducing child mortality, according to the World Bank, citing outcomes of a pilot project in Zambia.

The project, which is supported by the World Bank, has helped improve access to pediatric malaria drugs in 16 districts. The project, which employed a district-level planner to quickly deliver drugs to rural public health centers, may also be tapped to promptly provide malaria preventives for pregnant women, antibiotics, and other critical supplies.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.