Supply logistics management system assessment
A look at the quantitative data on the supply of selected medicines and commodities at public health facilities and private pharmacies
The main purpose of this assessment was to provide the quantitative data on the supply of selected medicines and commodities at public health facilities and private pharmacies. The assessment was conducted to provide an in-depth situation analysis of pharmaceutical supply chain management system at all levels i.e. National, Provincial, District and Sub-district levels. The health service delivery levels include central warehouse (at provincial and district level), health facility and medicines store (at sub-district level). Vertical programs (IRMNCH, LHW program,PNC, and MNCH) were also assessed to provide the baseline information to track changes and improvement in pharmaceutical supply chain management system. To attain sustainability of availability of Diarrhea and Pneumonia medicines certain measures should be taken for local level production. The study also provides the base line knowledge for the registration of new formulations (Amoxicillin DT and combo pack of ORS & Zinc supplementation) with Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan.