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Table 3 Availability of individual medicines in the public, PROAM and private sector

From: Availability, prices and affordability of the World Health Organization’s essential medicines for children in Guatemala

  Percentage of outlets where medicine was found
  Public sector (n = 4 outlets) PROAM sector (n = 21 outlets) Private sector (n = 29 outlets)
Medicine name Lowest price medication Lowest price medication Highest price medication Lowest price medication
Amoxicillin Pediatric Drops 0.0% 0.0% 6.9% 20.7%
Amoxicillin Suspension 125mg 0.0% 0.0% 6.9% 34.5%
Amoxicillin Suspension 250mg 50% 61.9% 6.9% 48.3%
Amoxicillin-Clav Suspension 125mg 0.0% 0.0% 10.3% 41.4%
Amoxicillin-Clav Suspension 250mg 0.0% 57.1% 3.4% 13.8%
Benzathine Penicillin G Injection 75% 90.5% 20.7% 69.0%
Carbamazepine Suspension 0.0% 0.0% 3.4% 20.7%
Ceftriaxone Injection 100% 47.6% 27.6% 82.8%
Chloramphenicol Injection 50% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Cotrimoxazole (Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole) 100% 57.1% 51.7% 89.7%
Diazepam Injection 75% 0.0% 0.0% 13.8%
Ferrous salt suspension 75% 23.8% 0.0% 0.0%
Gentamicin Injection 100% 33.3% 0.0% 0.0%
Ibuprofen 0.0% 0.0% 13.8% 58.6%
Isoniazid 50% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Morphine Sulfate Injection 75% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Oral Rehydration Solution 50% 9.5% 69.0% 96.6%
Oral Rehydration Solution, powder 100% 81.0% 0.0% 72.4%
Paracetamol (Acetaminophen) 75% 71.4% 41.4% 82.8%
Primaquine 25% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Procaine Penicillin G 100% 28.6% 3.4% 27.6%
Salbutamol (Albuterol) Inhaler 0.0% 42.9% 34.5% 62.1%
Spacer 0.0% 0.0% 3.4% 13.8%
Vitamin A 25% 9.5% 0.0% 13.8%
Zinc 25% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%