In 2013, one of Faith's ARVs started to work against her, causing large misshapen fat deposits to develop on her body. The effect was so severe and disfiguring that she was embarrassed to walk outside. When she finally mustered the courage to speak up one year later, her doctor knew just what to do. He had seen this before, and he shifted her to a different medicine.
Faith didn’t know it, but her report to the doctor became part of a nationwide database that tracks adverse drug reactions, and poor quality or expired medicines. Developed by MSH in 2009, with USAID support, the tracking system is embedded in the public health system, allowing the government to track patterns and problems, and ultimately nip problems like Faith’s in the bud.