Effective Leadership in MOHFW Ensures Availability of Medicines in Bangladesh

To facilitate the formation of PLMC, the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program, funded by USAID and implemented by Management Sciences for Health, worked with MOHFW to carry out a comprehensive and systematic assessment to assess the procurement and logistics capacity of MOHFW and its entities. The goal was to propose solutions and establish a sustainable procurement and logistics management structure. After several consultations with key stakeholders (World Bank, USAID, and other development partners), PLMC was officially launched in October 2012.

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