Assessment of Supply Chain Management Systems for Neglected Tropical Disease Drugs in Cameroon, Mali, Tanzania, and Uganda

The rapid expansion of neglected tropical diseases (NTD) control activities has brought about pharmaceutical and health system challenges. In most countries, the Ministry of Health (MoH) is responsible for the administration and operation of medicines supply and distribution and for providing district health administrations with funding from the national level. District health care responsibilities are to implement the national NTD policy, plan and manage mass drug administrations (MDAs), and oversee community administration of the NTD control programs. The purpose of assessing the pharmaceutical management and supply chain management (SCM) of NTD control programs for Cameroon, Mali, Tanzania, and Ugande was to learn about the programs, identify the gaps within their pharmaceutical management, and make recommendations for strengthening the system.

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