Until 2010, the estimates and planning for the purchase of medicines and supplies in the public sector of the Dominican Republic were carried out in each individual health establishment without a standardized methodology. Within the framework of implementing the Integrated System for Medicine and Supply Management (Sistema Único de Gestión de Medicamentos e Insumos, or SUGEMI), the National Medicine and Supply Management Unit (Unidad Nacional de Gestión de Medicamentos e Insumos, or UNGM) of the National Health Service (Servicio Nacional de Salud, or SNS), with the support of the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program, began using a standardized methodology for national planning exercises for purchasing in 2011. These exercises necessitated first development of a manual for estimation and planning of purchases (Manual de Estimación y Programación para la Compra) and subsequently catalogs of medicines, medical-surgical supplies, and laboratory reagents and equipment.
Procurement Planning for Medicines and Supplies in the Public Health System of the Dominican Republic
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 […]
The Government of Swaziland (GoS) has made significant progress in addressing the HIV and AIDS epidemic through a series of strategic plans and frameworks. An important component of the plans and frameworks is the regular and systematic quantification of HIV and AIDS commodities to ensure the regular and uninterrupted supply of life-saving medicines. This technical report details the quantification exercise carried out the government, which included antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) for antiretroviral therapy (ART), medicines for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), medicines for opportunistic infections (e.g., co-trimoxazole prophylaxis), medicines for isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) such as isoniazid (INH), and medicines for Kaposi’s sarcoma.
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