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EFFECT OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN SYSTEMS [PULL OR PUSH] ON AVAILABILITY OF ESSENTIAL MEDICINES IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITIES IN UGANDA
Olido K, Mshilla M.M, Okello T.R
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The study sought to examine the extent to which the supply chain system of essential medicines, “pull” or “push”, ensures availability of essential medicines in the public health facilities. Using a cross sectional design availability of essential medicines was appraised and compared between the public health facilities that uses the pull or push supply system between May and July 2014. The pull system ensures better availability of essential medicine compared to the push (P value 0.001). The pull system is also associated with better planning and efficiency compared with the push system (P value = 0.034). The key problems in the supply of essential medicines include inadequate essential medicine (37.4%), delayed supply (11.5%) and supplying unsolicited medicines 9.9%. The pull system is better and superior to the push system in availing and management of essential medicines in the public health facilities. Policy makers should build capacity and use to the pull supply system in all facilities.
752-758
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DETERMINANT OF ESSENTIAL MEDICINES AVAILABILITY IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITIES IN UGANDA
Okello T.R, Olido K, Mshilla M.M
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This study aimed at examining the key essential medicines availability determinants in public health facilities in Gulu District, Northern Uganda. This cross-sectional study focused on stock-out rates of the six official tracer medicines listed by the Ministry of Health. Data from the health facilities at health centre II to IV levels were collected using questionnaires and interviews. It was established that quantification, ordering methods, lead-time, stock-card management, stores management, quality assurance, collaborative linkages, personnel, funds and health unit management committee were the key determinants of essential medicines availability (P-value 0.000). Stock-out rate was 85% and this was more prevalent in the lower health center IIs and IIIs under the push supply system than in the higher health center IVs which operate under the pull system. Quinine was the most commonly out-of-stock medicine in lower health units. There is a high stock-out rate in the public health facilities and addressing key determinants could improve stocks-in rates.
374-379