STREAMLINING AND PROMOTING THE CCMDD PROGRAMME
Universal access to essential medicines is a vital part of ensuring high-quality health care and is essential for universal health coverage.
The high HIV, tuberculosis (TB), diabetes, and hypertension burden of diseases in South Africa requires an innovative and efficient community-based medicine delivery system to offset the immense strains on public healthcare (PHC) facilities and healthcare workers.
An efficient medicine delivery system with improved stock management will positively affect the care experience of patients living with chronic diseases in South Africa (6). South Africa introduced the Centralised Chronic Medicines Dispensing and Distribution (CCMDD) program in 2014 as a key intervention for the distribution of chronic medication distribution.
The CCMDD program aims to facilitate a patient-centered medicine delivery process for clinically stable patients on chronic medications.