Affordable Medicines Directorate (AMD) Connect - August 2020
The purpose purpose of this newsletter is to provide you with an update on developments at AMD concerning COVID-19,as well as other non-COVID related work. This provides a snapshot of our COVID-19 priority list and the status of the availability of medicine and PPE across the country. As more information on this virus becomes known, our priority list is adjusted accordingly to help ensure that patients have access to the medicines needed.
In this issue, we feature a new addition to the priority list-therapeutic alternatives.The priority list now includes medicines that can be used as alternatives if the primary medicine suggested is not available.Therapeutic alternatives are determined by the National Essential Medicines List Committee.