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Video: Reducing Stock-outs and Saving Lives in Bangladesh

Until recently, sporadic stock-outs of contraceptives at service delivery points (SDPs) under the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) were a challenge in Bangladesh. These stock-outs were caused by a lack of accurate and real-time logistics data from the SDPs, limited access to data, and poor feedback mechanisms. This situation increased the risk of unwanted pregnancies […]

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OSPSANTE: A New Tool for Tracking Health Commodities in Mali

In Mali, major weaknesses in the pharmaceutical sector include the lack of availability of regular, reliable pharmaceutical management information for decision-making and an inadequate and fragmented logistics system that fails to take the community level into account when planning for inventory management. As a result, stock-outs of lifesaving commodities are frequent at all health service delivery […]

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Antiretroviral and Sexual and Reproductive Health Commodity Quarterly Supply Planning Technical Report: Quarter 2

Each year, the Swaziland Ministry of Health’s Central Medical Store (CMS) conducts a one-year quantification exercise to budget for HIV commodities. In 2012/2013, using supply planning software developed by the United States Agency of International Development (USAID)-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS), the Ministry was able to save $US 6.1 million by avoiding extraneous procurement of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy commodities with no stock-outs occurring during this budget year. SIAPS’s Pipeline® Monitoring and Procurement Planning System (Pipeline monitors the status of product pipelines and procurement plans, providing information needed to ensure the regular and consistent stock of products at the program or national level.

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Antiretroviral and Sexual and Reproductive Health Commodity Quarterly Supply Planning Technical Report: Quarter 1

Swaziland’s Central Medical Store worked with SIAPS to carry out a one-year quantification exercise for HIV commodities that informed quantities and budgets required for FY 2013 through FY 2014.  SIAPS put into place a systematic process for supply planning using the Pipeline® Monitoring and Procurement Planning System (PipeLine), a software tool designed to help program managers monitor the status of their product pipelines and product procurement plans.

 

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