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Lessons Learned: Technical Assistance for the Organization of an Integrated National Medicine Supply System in the Dominican Republic

The Ministry of Public Health (Ministerio de Salud Pública, or MSP) of the Dominican Republic has been implementing the Integrated Medicines Management System (Sistema Único de Gestión de Medicamentos e Insumos, or SUGEMI) on a nationwide scale. The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Management Sciences for Health, through its projects Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) and Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS), have provided financial and technical assistance for the design and implementation of SUGEMI. This process, which began in 2009, has not been without the complexities that challenge all developmental interventions in the framework of administrative decentralization and health sector reform. These obstacles, which have been systematically and successfully addressed, can serve as lessons for technical assistance agencies that are asked to support the integration of multiple vertical public supply systems for medicines and supplies.

This report is directed at public officials and consultants from aid agencies that are working on the implementation of integrated supply management systems. It is organized around the 10 lessons brought about by the implementation of SUGEMI in the Dominican Republic as of March 2016.

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ESTUDIO DE LÍNEA DE BASE: Situación del suministro de medicamentos e insumos de Planificación Familiar de la República Dominicana

Objetivos:

General
Conocer la situación de la gestión del suministro de insumos del Programa de Planificación Familiar para contribuir a su integración a un sistema nacional de suministro

Específicos
1. Describir la situación de la gestión de suministros de insumos de PF para la identificación de los problemas y elaboración de propuestas de intervención
2. Brindar elementos para la construcción de un plan de transferencia del suministro de insumos de PF al SUGEMI

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Leveraging Local Resources for Sustainable Pharmaceutical Management Interventions in Dominican Republic

This brief demonstrates how more than USD 102 million has been saved or mobilized as a result of SIAPS/USAID assistance in supporting the implementation of the National Pharmaceutical System in the Dominican Republic.

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Boletín trimestral de Información Estratégica SUGEMI

Julio-Septiembre 2014

Volumen 3, número 3

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Informe técnico de la estimación y programación de medicamentos e insumos de VIH para el 2015, en el marco de la implementación del SUGEMI

Informe técnico de la estimación y programación de medicamentos e insumos de VIH para el 2015, en el marco de la implementación del SUGEMI

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The Organization of a National Pharmaceutical System

This document provides a summary of the SIAPS project in the Dominican Republic; including background information on the project, USAID support, and achievements of USAID and its partners.

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Informe consolidado de supervisión del Sistema Único de Gestión de Medicamentos e Insumos-SUGEMI- en República Dominicana, 2014

Informe consolidado de supervisión del Sistema Único de Gestión de Medicamentos e Insumos-SUGEMI- en República Dominicana, 2014
Unidad Nacional de Gestión de Medicamentos
Dirección General de Coordinación de los Servicios Públicos de Atención a la Salud
Ministerio de Salud Pública
Diciembre de 2014

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The Organization of an Integrated Medicine and Supply Management System in the Dominican Republic: Progress and Challenges

In 2008, a rapid study of the status of medicine supply management in the Dominican Republic determined that one of the primary causes of supply inefficiencies and stock-outs was the fragmentation of the supply process into multiple vertical chains organized around disease control programs (DCPs), such as those addressing tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS. With support provided by technical and financial cooperation agencies, these DCPs relied on individual mechanisms for planning purchases, procurement, and storage, as well as requisition, delivery, and information systems for managing the supply process. Although the 2008 study did not establish the cost of these supply chains, it was apparent that fragmentation had led to high costs and inefficiencies. For example, a number of different requisition forms were completed periodically by the same health facility personnel, resulting in the receipt of uncoordinated shipments from various suppliers.

The results of this study and a proposal for the organization of an integrated pharmaceutical system were presented to health authorities and technical cooperation agencies in 2008. Based on the evidence presented, the Ministry of Public Health asked the US Agency for International Development (USAID) for technical assistance from its pharmaceutical supply management partners in implementing what would subsequently be known as the Integrated System for Medicine and Supply Management (Sistema Único de Gestión de Medicamentos e Insumos; SUGEMI). In 2010, political will was officially backed up by the issuance of Ministerial Decree No. 00019-2010 to establish SUGEMI as the institutional mechanism for organizing the pharmaceutical supply system in the public network of health care facilities.

This report outlines the structure, functions, and challenges presented by the establishment of SUGEMI.

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Combination of On- and Off-Site Training Contributes to Strengthening the Unified Pharmaceutical System in the Dominican Republic

Barillas E, Valdez C, Diaz P, Tapia ME. Combination of on- and off-site training contributes to strengthening the unified pharmaceutical system in the Dominican Republic. Oral presentation at the People that Deliver Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark. Published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice.

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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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