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Table 2 Overview of models for community based distribution of medicines

From: Novel models to improve access to medicines for chronic diseases in South Africa: an analysis of stakeholder perspectives on community-based distribution models

Type of model Classification Human resources Financing Beneficiary population as per disease state
1. Distribution in community halls, churches, old-age homes or mobile clinics Formal Pharmacist’s assistants, nurses Health facility budget therefore government funding HIV and/or NCDs
2. Distribution in small municipal clinics that do not offer NCD services Formal Pharmacist’s assistants Health facility budget
therefore government funding
3. Home delivery Informal Local social entrepreneurs Out-of-pocket payments NCDs
4. Home delivery or other community venuesa Formal Community health workersb A few organisations have international funding while the rest receive grants from the Department of Social Development (DSD) and other local businesses. NCDs
  1. aPlaces where the elderly meet for skills development and social activities, also termed Chronic Disease of Lifestyle clubs which the WCDoH identified through the DSD
  2. bAttached to NGOs with service level agreements with the WCDoH