Archive LMIS

Strengthening South Sudan’s Ministry of Health Logistic Management Unit

The Strong Logistic Management Information System (LMIS) supports evidence-based procurement, quantification, supply planning, and financial decisions that are central to effective management of pharmaceuticals. The LMIS makes it easier for South Sudan’s Ministry of Health (MoH) to collect, process, and report on medicine consumption at the central level. However, as a country emerging from decades … Read more

Technical Highlight: Design, Implementation, and Use of Pharmaceutical Logistics Management Information Systems (LMIS)

This technical highlight describes promising practices in assessing, designing, and implementing a LMIS based on SIAPS Program’s experience. The promising practices are supported by case examples of LMIS implementation from Bangladesh, Swaziland, and West Africa.

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Accurate stock reporting: Ensuring the availability of laboratory commodities for HIV testing in Lesotho

By Almakio Phiri, SIAPS Lesotho Country Project Director; Katelyn Payne, Project Associate; Andreas Fusi, SIAPS Laboratory Logistics Advisor; and Pheello Pompong, SIAPS M&E and Communications Advisor Expanding Laboratory Testing Services Lesotho has the second-highest HIV prevalence rate in the world, with 22.9% of the population living with the disease.  The severity of this public health crisis is … Read more

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Considerations for the Integration of HMIS and LMIS

The UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children works to increase access to life-saving medicines and health supplies for the world’s most vulnerable people.  This toolkit was developed in collaboration with SIAPS to document best practices in supply chain management where HMIS and LMIS data have been combined to determine the benefits from such linking or … Read more

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Building a Public Health System One County at a Time: Tambura County, South Sudan

South Sudan, Africa’s newest country, is building its public health system from the ground up—from physical infrastructure to a regulatory system. The US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Systems for Improved Access toPharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program is working with South Sudan’s Ministry of Health (MoH) to meet the tremendous challenges of creating an entirely … Read more

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Analysis of the Angolan Public Health Supply Chain System

The project aimed to understand the current status and future plans of the Angolan public health logistics network, with the Central Procurement Agency for Medicines and Medical Supplies (Central de Compras de Medicamentos e meios medicos de Angola; CECOMA) as its principal focus. The team worked to identify weaknesses, gaps, strengths, opportunities, and potential threats … Read more

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Strengthening Strategies and Collaboration for Improved Management of TB Medicines

“If we don’t have drugs, we don’t have programs,” Dr. Angélica Salomão of the World Health Organization Africa Region said, summing up the motivation behind the 2nd Africa TB Regional Conference on Management of TB Medicines. From December 5-7, 2012 representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO), National Tuberculosis Programs (NTP), global TB partners and … Read more

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