Since November 2017, USD 800,000 have been received for medicines and medical supplies out of $4.2 million needed to prevent stock rupture. Consequently, stock rupture of Primary Health Care (PHC) medicines (640 EDK - curative care for children and adults, MNHC and reproductive health) for 46 MHNTs (drought and IDPs) run by NGOs (IRC, SC, Care, Goal, IMC, MC, IRE, and AAH I Somali, Oromia, SNNP) within 1-2 month. Without additional funding and immediate initiation of procurement for 6 month supplies (3 month distribution to NGOs and 3 month buffer to cover the procurement time for next round) total stock rupture is expected within 1-2 months with the suspension of essential health care services for about 690,000 drought affected communities and conflict IDPs. Next round of procurement will be needed in June 2018 to avoid stock rupture.
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