Tag Archives | Supply chain management

Development of Standard Operating Procedures to Strengthen Demand and Supply Planning of DOH Philippines

In line with the objective of the Department of Health (DOH) to strengthen supply chain management for pharmaceuticals and health commodities and ensure access for all Filipinos, this technical assistance aimed to support the DOH in strengthening demand and supply planning for pharmaceuticals. The assistance aimed to facilitate consensus building to harmonize demand and supply planning activities of the DOH, initiate the development of selected SOPs on demand and supply planning at the central level, identify data sets and requirements for performing consumption-based quantification for selected commodities.

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Rapport de l’enquête sur la vérification de l’utilisation finale des produits de lutte contre le paludisme au Mali, août 9-29, 2017

La présente édition de l’EUV a été réalisée août 9-29, 2017, sous la direction du PNLP dans les régions du sud du Mali. L’objectif de l’étude est de contribuer à améliorer la disponibilité, la gestion, et l’utilisation des médicaments et autres intrants antipaludiques dans les structures sanitaires publiques et parapubliques du Mali. C’est une étude de type transversal et descriptif qui s’est intéressée aux points de prestation de soins, ainsi qu’aux points de distribution et de dispensation des intrants antipaludiques dans les structures sanitaires des régions de Kayes, Koulikoro, Sikasso, Ségou, Mopti, et le district de Bamako.

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Dashboard data improves pharmaceutical supply-chain decision-making in Namibia’s public health facilities

Yousef Makar is the Chief Pharmacist at the Windhoek Central Hospital, Namibia’s national referral hospital for specialised health care services for the past five years. Before July 2016, Yousef and other pharmacy managers in government health facilities faced huge challenges in managing the inventory of pharmaceuticals with frequent stock-outs of key pharmaceuticals because consumption information […]

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HIV/TB Pharmaceutical Management and Supply Chain Training Report

According to the World Health Organization, many countries spend 30–40% of their health care budgets on medicines and medical commodities, and a significant amount of the funds are wasted because of irrational medicines use and inefficiencies in stock management due to lack of skills. Other serious problems that health care organizations face include the overuse of antimicrobials, which increases the risks of antimicrobial resistance, leads to increased adverse drug reactions (ADRs), and results in considerably higher costs associated with drug use. Training pharmacy personnel on proper handling of medicines can help improve the proper handling and dispensing of medicines, rational use of medicines, and adherence to treatment to improve patient health outcomes. The primary objective of the HIV/TB pharmaceutical management and supply chain training was to develop the skills of the pharmacy personnel on proper management of HIV and TB medicines in health facilities.

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Disposal Initiative Allows Bangladesh Hospital to Reclaim Space, Reduce Health Risks

In Bangladesh, the Ministry’s Procurement and Logistics Management Cell (PLMC) made an assessment of the status of medical equipment that was no longer usable and explored the logistics in health facilities across the country to accelerate the disposal process. The PLMC and SIAPS conducted seven divisional workshops on condemnation of medical and non-medical items for all district- and sub-district-level health managers under the MoHFW to share the assessment findings, the disposal process, and how that process could be improved for effective logistics management as part of a hospital management system.

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Warehousing Operating Procedures Manual

There has been a long‐recognized need of Central Medical Stores Depot (CMSD) staff for a complete collection of documents representing the up‐to‐date warehouse management
standard operating procedures (SOPs) of CMSD: there was no such resource capturing all the
operational procedures, circulars, registers, office orders, and so on used in the different sections
involved in CMSD’s logistical activities. In answer to this need, CMSD management has taken the initiative to develop a single volume containing all the required documents they have been adopted into existing procedures over the years of operation.

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Toward Building Resilient Pharmaceutical Systems: SIAPS Final Report

SIAPS Final Report showcases achievements across 46 countries. Interventions are described by intermediate results and health areas and demonstrate how SIAPS successfully worked with a range of stakeholders, including Ministries of Health, to bolster pharmaceutical systems and address country-specific needs.

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Rapport de quantification des produits de la santé reproductive, maternelle, néonatale et infantile pour la période de janvier 2017 à décembre 2020

La présente activité avait pour objectif d’apporter un soutien au Ministère de la Santé et de l’Hygiène publique (MSHP) pour la quantification des besoins en médicaments pour la santé reproductive, maternelle, néonatale et infantile (SRMNI). C’est ainsi que la Direction de la pharmacie et du médicament, à travers l’appui technique et financier de SIAPS, a organisé un atelier pour quantifier les besoins en ces produits. Grâce à la participation de tous les principaux intervenants, un plan d’approvisionnement a été élaboré dans le but d’établir les besoins prévisionnels pour la période s’échelonnant de 2017 à 2020. Les résultats de cet exercice de quantification seront utilisés dans la planification pour mobiliser et obtenir des ressources financières pour ladite période. Aux fins de cet exercice de quantification, la méthode basée sur la morbidité a été utilisée. La prévision des besoins a été faite pour l’ensemble du pays sur la base d’une liste des produits utilisés dans la prise en charge de la femme, du nouveau-né et de l’enfant.

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Country policy development for chlorhexidine 7.1% introduction for umbilical cord care

This policy guidance document is divided into 13 different areas:

  • Country policy development
  • Registration
  • Planning
  • Financing
  • Revised program guidelines, Essential Medicines List (EML), and reporting and recording forms
  • Training of health workers and community partners (community health worker/relais)
  • ACSM strategies
  • Forecasting and quantification
  • Procurement
  • Distribution
  • Health system strengthening
  • Quality and safety
  • Monitoring and evaluation
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SIAPS by the Numbers

This infographic provides an overview of select SIAPS interventions and results in line with six core health system functions: governance; capacity building; information for decision-making; financing; supply chain; and pharmaceutical services.

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