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4.3 Is the problem limited to a particular distribution level?
Analysis of the product failure rates by the level of the distribution chain (Table II) showed the highest failures for ingredient content of CQS at district medical stores (27.2%), followed by households (26.7%), vendor/shops (21%), pharmacies (14.2%), and health centres (11.1%). For CQT, the highest percentage ingredient content failures were recorded at the district hospital level (70.0%), followed by district medical stores (58.3%) and shops/vendors (50.0%). SPT had the highest percentage ingredient content failures at household level (30.7%). This may be linked to inadequate storage conditions in the homes. High SPT dissolution failures were found at all collection points, led by households (100%), health centres (85.7%), vendor/shops (73%), district hospitals (72.8%), district medical stores (72.2%) and pharmacies (69.8%), with teaching hospitals lowest (58.8%). The high failures in ingredient content found in CQS and SPT in Mozambique were collected at district hospitals and pharmacies. These products were imported into the country.