The goal of warehouse operations is to satisfy client needs and requirements while effectively utilizing space, equipment, and labor. Warehouse management refers to the monitoring, control, and optimization of warehouse and transportation systems. The objectives of this assessment were to review the existing warehouse management system, including space, equipment, tools, and processes, and identify key requirements and technical specifications for the implementation of WMS technology that is tailored to the Republic of the Philippines’ public health supply system needs.
Training on Pharmaceutical and Medical Commodities Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Response Settings
Most NGOs and partners who work with OFDA face significant challenges in pharmaceutical procurement and supply chain management (SCM) as well as difficulties complying with OFDA policies, procedures, and funding/donation requirements. OFDA seeks to ensure excellence in its operations and programs and continues to push for significant changes to establish a humanitarian aid system that is more nimble, effective, and accountable. To accomplish this, OFDA requested technical assistance from SIAPS to develop training materials and facilitate two rounds of training for staff of its collaborating humanitarian aid partners and local and international NGOs. This training will help to ensure that appropriate procurement and SCM is implemented for the delivery of quality-assured pharmaceuticals and medical commodities to conflict-affected, internal, and cross-border displaced people. The objectives of the training program were to build the capacity of humanitarian aid partner staff on humanitarian SCM for the effective delivery of pharmaceuticals and medical commodities.
Establishing Pooled Procurement Systems among Faith-Based Organizations: A Guidance Document for Successful Implementation
Faith-based organizations play a vital role in many developing countries in ensuring access to essential medicines and delivering health services to patients. This is particularly the case in rural areas, where public health facilities do not exist or are inadequate. However, many faith-based organizations face challenges with providing a continuous supply and reliable availability of essential medicines. The influx of poor-quality (counterfeit) medicines on the African continent is also a growing challenge. Furthermore, weak regulatory systems, poor enforcement of regulatory laws, and challenges associated with procurement and distribution of medicines by faith-based organization in many countries have resulted in varying approaches and designs of procurement mechanisms in this sector that are inefficient and not cost-effective.
Addressing the Unmet Need for ART among HIV+ Women and Newborns in Cameroon through Strengthening the Supply Chain of PMTCT Commodities
The Government of Cameroon and its partners have made major investments in the last decade in prevention, treatment, and care of HIV-infected patients. However, unmet need for antiretroviral therapy (ART) among HIV-positive pregnant women remains high at 66%. Critical to satisfying this need is ensuring adequate availability of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) commodities for rollout of new Option B+ guidelines. The Cameroon supply system consists of a cost recovery system for essential medicines and other health commodities and a free-of-charge system for priority commodities including those for PMTCT and ART. This study examines options for improving the supply and availability of these commodities.
Nfor E. Practical Difficulties of Delivering Medicines Where Infrastructure Does Not Exist. Session presentation at the 75th International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress, Dusseldorf, Germany, 29 September to 3 October 2015.
Adoption of the Integrated Management Information System for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies (SUGEMI) to Optimize ARV Supply in the Dominican Republic
Ghoneim R, Nfor E, Tukai M, Barillas E, Saleeb S, Valdez C (2014, November). Adoption of the integrated management information system for pharmaceuticals and medical supplies (SUGEMI) to optimize ARV supply in the Dominican Republic. Presentation at the 7th Global Health Supply Chain Summit. Copenhagen, Denmark.
Supply Chain Options Analysis: PMTCT Option B+, Family Planning, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Commodities
HIV, malaria, and unintended fertility constitute barriers to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5, and 6 in Cameroon. The national health sector strategy 2011-2015 describes disease control targets, including the elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission and reducing child mortality. In this analysis, SIAPS provides evidence for the design of interventions to strengthen the health supply system—a crucial factor in achieving health targets in Cameroon. Included among these interventions is the national strategy for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT), PMTCT Option B+. This analysis sets out to determine optimal storage space and logistics costs for the rollout of PMTCT Option B+; logistics management information requirements; feasible supply options, labor and equipment requirements, and regulations and policies related to the distribution of PMTCT Option B+ and antiretroviral treatment (ART) commodities.
In Bangladesh, the Ministry’s Procurement and Logistics Management Cell (PLMC) made an assessment of the status of medical equipment that […]
There has been a long‐recognized need of Central Medical Stores Depot (CMSD) staff for a complete collection of documents representing […]
Project dates: September 2011–December 2016