High prices for medicines in Africa is partly caused by little competition between suppliers © Corbis/Getty Images
High prices for medicines in Africa is partly caused by little competition between suppliers © Corbis/Getty Images

Africa paying 30 times more for drugs

20 June 2019

Procurement inefficiencies mean African countries could be paying as much as 30 times more than other countries for basic drugs, a report said.

The report by the Center for Global Development (CGD) said inefficiencies in procurement systems leave some of the poorest countries paying more.

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