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Table 4 Summary of government procurement prices, availability and patient prices in Tanzania for locally produced and imported medicines

From: Prices and availability of locally produced and imported medicines in Ethiopia and Tanzania

  Public sector Private sector
Locally produced Imported Locally produced Imported
Government procurement pricesa Number of medicines (products) 9 (9) 7 (10) N/A
Median MPR 0.69 1.34
Interquartile range 0.65 – 0.97 0.69 –4.85
Availability Mean availability of all products (local and imported) and product types 52% 82%
Mean availability of all product types  -Originator brands  -Branded generics  -INN generics 21% 0% 15% 6% 32% 4% 27% 5% 21% 0% 19% 2% 70% 7% 58% 12%
Patient prices Number of medicines (products) 9 (104) 9 (107) 12 (131) 12 (331)
Median MPR 1.44 1.35 2.27 2.29
Median interquartile range 1.00-1.83 1.29-1.75 2.07-2.95 2.18-3.14
Median MPR (products)a  -Originator brands  -Branded generics  -INN generics ᅟ - 1.67 (121) 1.98 (49) ᅟ 3.48 (42) 2.20 (230) 1.97 (36) ᅟ - 2.01 (149) 2.07 (12) ᅟ 8.79 (50) 2.97 (567) 2.38 (96)
  1. aUnpaired analysis of prices