Governing Health Service Delivery in Uganda: A Tracking Study of Drug Delivery Mechanisms

Governing Health Service Delivery in Uganda: A Tracking Study of Drug Delivery Mechanisms
This study aimed to produce evidence that will help the Government of Uganda (GoU) and other relevant stakeholders understand the challenges facing the health sector; the obstacles that limit the efficient, effective and timely procurement, distribution and usage of medicines; and what reforms arre needed to improve access to medicines for all Ugandans. The study focuses on five main issues in detail: (i) the viability of institutional partnerships crafted between the different stakeholders in the medicines sub-sector; (ii) the procurement and disbursement of medicine and health supplies; (iii) the transportation of medicines from the District Health Office (DHO) and Health Sub-Districts (HSDs) to the lower health centres; (iv) the management of stocks at the facility level, the problem of drug stock outs, and the perception of health service users; and (v) the challenges encountered in the acquisition, distribution and utilisation of the medicines. This report also highlights some recommendations for addressing the flaws discovered.
Date: 2009-08-01
Author: EPRC
File Name: research_report1.pdf
File Size: 702.01 KB
File Type: application/pdf
Created Date: 08-01-2009
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