Do Subsidies Improve Drug Delivery in Southern Africa?

Publication Date 
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Supply Chain Management Review

Even if big pharma companies provide their drugs for free, middlemen mark-up the price, and the medicines remain unaffordable for the consumer. 2014 SCM Alums Chelsey Graham and Ricardo Ghersa analyzed the success of subsidies and inventory management practices in making medicines more accessible to consumers in Zimbabwe for their MIT Supply Chain Management Program master’s thesis. The work was carried out for a major pharmaceutical manufacturer, and the project was supervised by MIT CTL Lecturer Dr. Jarrod Goentzel.

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