The main purpose of developing product codes for the PPM is to standardize and improve inventory management practices at the PPM, to provide input to the PPM’s product master list, and to integrate the list throughout the commodity information system. In addition, the codes will be used in the product catalogue for clients to order from.
PPM is a strategic health commodities supply chain entity for the government of Mali. It operates under a performance contract with the government that is renewable every three years. The performance contract expects PPM to offer public health facilities and programs the best possible service level in terms of product availability and quality service.
Since its inception, PPM has strived to offer the best possible supply chain services, particularly procurement and distribution of health commodities, to its clients. However, while providing services, PPM has experienced a number of challenges, such as a low service level for essential health commodities, inadequate funding, and inadequate HR capacity in terms of both numbers and skills.
With an understanding of the challenges and in response to various assessments, reviews, and recommendations from stakeholders, PPM asked for technical assistance from the USAID- funded SIAPS Program to guide the best strategies to improve and strengthen PPM’s supply chain and SOPs. In response, SIAPS conducted an in-depth analysis of the current PPM operations and identified issues to be addressed, with a focus on the entire PPM supply chain system rather than just one or two areas of intervention. Among the areas assessed was the PPM MIS.
Incorporating Pharmaceutical Supply Management Modules in the Pre-Service Curriculum of the BPharm Program of the University of Namibia, School of Pharmacy
Mazibuko JN, Sagwa E, Kagoya HR, Kibuule D, Rennie T, Tukai M, Ghoneim R, Mabirizi D, et al. (October 2014). Incorporating pharmaceutical supply management modules in the pre-service curriculum of the BPharm program, of the University of Namibia, School of Pharmacy. Poster presentation at the People that Deliver Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark. Published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice. 2014; 7(Suppl. 1):12.
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.
Many developing countries are beneficiaries of donations for implementing their malaria programs. Global initiatives and donors, including USAID/PMI; Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Roll Back Malaria (RBM); and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, expect that the resources they provide reach the affected population and are managed prudently and that reports are submitted regularly. The success of the PMI in reducing malaria deaths by half in 15 target countries in Africa by reaching 85% of the most vulnerable groups depends on the continuous availability of malaria medicines and related commodities. A comprehensive and integrated Logistics Managment System (LMS) for malaria commodities and other essential medicines is necessary to ensure better access and improve quantification, procurement, and distribution.
This guide is intended to assist managers, planners, technical advisors, and health care workers to improve LMS skills for their malaria programs at district, health center (HC), dispensary, and community levels. This document complements existing materials produced by the Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems Program, such as Quantimed, the Manual for Quantification of Malaria Commodities, and other US Government-funded projects, such as USAID | DELIVER, in applying logistics management approaches that enhance LMS.
Use of a Supply Chain Management Portal to Ensure an Uninterrupted Supply of Contraceptives in Bangladesh
Kibria MG, Hussain Z, Peprah SA, Sameh S, Tukai M. (2013, November). Use of a supply chain management portal to ensure an uninterrupted supply of contraceptives in Bangladesh. Presentation at the Global Health Supply Chain Summit. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Consultative Workshop on Supply Manual Revision Directorate General of Family Planning March 3–5, 2012
With the changes in DGFP supply policies and procedures over a course of time, the manual was revised and edited subsequently in 1978, 1986, 1990, 1999, and the last revised version in 2006. The workshop’s main objective was to review the supply manual and attain consensus among the participants.
Workshop on Framework Agreement and Two-Year Procurement Cycle at Proshika HRDC, Koitta, Manikgonj, March 6–8, 2012
The plan is to strengthen and assist the office of the Joint Secretary (Development and Medical Education), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, to enable it to discharge its responsibility in matters of procurement and logistics by establishing the Procurement and Logistics Management Cell. This cell would be responsible for coordinating and supervising decentralization, training, and capacity building efforts, including those required within the key procuring entities (PEs) under the Health, Population, and Nutrition Sector Development Program (HPNSDP). The main goal of the workshop was to improve the procurement practices of MOHFW by introducing FWAs and two-year international competitive bids (ICBs).
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