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How do you ensure that patients get the medicine they need — at the right dose, when they need it, no matter the circumstances?

Answering that question became the foundation of an enduring partnership between Management Sciences for Health (MSH), USAID, and country governments around the world. Over the past 30 years, as a result of that partnership, these countries have made monumental progress in building the systems that move medicines to their final destination: the people who need them.

Through videos and articles, Medicine Movers tells the stories of patients in Ethiopia, Kenya,  and South Africa who continue to benefit from these systems, launched during the peak of the AIDS epidemic. All of these patients have faith that their grandchildren will see these systems continue to be strengthened and become valuable tools in the unfolding battles against epidemics and chronic diseases. Ultimately, Medicine Movers tells the story of improving health for generations to come.

Scroll down to meet Aster Amanuel Desalegn, who invited MSH to accompany her on a visit to the pharmacy at the local hospital in Debre Markos, Ethiopia.

Articles written by Daphne Northrop, videos by Emily Judem