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Table 1 Baskets of vitala and lifesaving medicines used to investigate availability at different levels of care

From: An exploratory study on equity in funding allocation for essential medicines and health supplies in Uganda’s public sector

Medicine Description HC II HC III HC IV and hospital
Amoxicillin 250 mg tablet
Carbamazepine 200 mg N/A
Ceftriaxone 1 g powder for injection N/A N/A
Chloramphenicol 1 g injection N/A N/A
Ciprofloxacin 500 mg tablet
Cotrimoxazole 480 mg tablet
Dextrose 5 % infusion N/A
Insulin Mixtard human 100 IU/Ml N/A N/A
Metronidazole 500 mg/100 ml infusion N/A N/A
Oral rehydration salts
Phenytoin 100 mg tablet N/A
Sodium chloride 0.9 % infusion N/A
Tetracycline eye ointment 1 %
Zinc Sulfate 20 mg tablet
  1. aCategorized as vital in the EMHS list of Uganda 2012 and approved for use at the respective level of care for which it was investigated and all levels above. N/A: medicine is not allowed for use at the level of care