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June 3, 2019

Soweto (Ndo’faya Mall – Meadowlands)

Meadowlands suburb was founded in the early 1950s during the apartheid era for black residents from Sophiatown.

Meadowlands is a suburb of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa. Meadowlands suburb was founded in the early 1950s during the apartheid era for black residents from Sophiatown. Over the past decade, South Africa has experienced an unprecedented growth in patients requiring access to long-term therapies. Not only has South Africa introduced universal access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for patients living with HIV and AIDS, but there has also been a steady increase in the number of patients with non-communicable diseases (NCDs), requiring chronic therapy. The PDU solution was introduced to align to NDoH’s Central Chronic Medicine Dispensing and Distribution Programme (CCMDD) to respond to South Africa’s changing epidemiological profile. The Soweto health district is the most densely populated district in the City of Johannesburg with around 26 facilities in the region and an estimated burden of 70 000 patients who take chronic medicine regularly. The PDUs at Ndo’faya Mall will serve the northern half of the Soweto district with 5 units installed at this site.

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