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.
Establishing Pooled Procurement Systems among Faith-Based Organizations: A Guidance Document for Successful Implementation
Ghoneim R, Feinberg J. Increasing Access to Lifesaving Commodities for Women and Children: Getting the Numbers Right. This seminar was presented as part of the 2016 USAID Global Health Mini-University. For more information on the Mini-University, visit www.mini-university.com.
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.
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