Uganda started distributing predetermined medicine kits
Posted on 5 September 2013
In an effort to improve the medicine supply system in Uganda, in 2010 the Ministry of Health started distributing predetermined medicine kits for lower health facilities (health centre II and III) while allowing higher facilities to continue ordering for the medicines they needed. The kit system was started as a result lack of sufficient human resource and skills at the lower facility levels which was thought to be the main cause of stock outs. Whereas, the kit system may have increased availability at these levels, it also brought tremendous challenges as a uniform kit cannot be used across all facilities with different catchment populations and disease burden.