Expired medicine donated to Gaza

Doctors push better co-ordination with donors, as useless medicine ends up in landfills.

    There is no doubt that hospitals in the Gaza Strip are in dire straights, desperately in need of medicine and technology.

    However, millions of dollars worth of useless, out-of-date or expired medicine is being sent to the enclave as aid. The expired medicine is ending up in landfills, which are not properly equipped to deal with medical waste.

    Gaza's hospitals and clinics relay on international donations, and no one is accusing donors of acting with malice.

    But doctors and health officials in Gaza say they want to be consulted before new donations are sent to the Strip to ensure that patients in Gaza are getting what they actually need.

    Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from the Gaza Strip.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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