Stock-outs of essential medicines in Tanzania: a political economy approach to analysing problems and identifying solutions

Research reports and studies
May 2014
Joseph Wales, Julia Tobias, Emmanuel Malangalila, Godfrey Swai and Leni Wild
Shortages of essential medicines in public health facilities are a major issue in Tanzania that has persisted despite increasing attention to these issues and numerous reform attempts and initiatives. Resolving the problem of stock-outs will not be achieved by any one single set of solutions, but rather the creation of the conditions in which a coalition of actors can work together on these issues.