Uganda’s Resources to Finance Family Planning Commodities: Implications for a Total Market Approach

Findings from our research on financing family planning (FP) commodities in Uganda are quite revealing for service provision, business and policy: The universe of need (UON) for FP increased from 2014 to 2016 The extent to which the UON was met by supplies available in-country was below one percent for all commodities, on average. The… Read More

Why stock-out and expiration of medicines occur in developing countries – a conceptual view

This month, February 2018, the Ministry of Health in Uganda announced a major operation to collect and dispose of expired medicines from all over the country – including public health facilities and private not for profit health facilities. The revelation that over the previous years, expiration of medicines occurred in both public and private health… Read More

Why stock-out and expiration of medicines occur in developing countries: Our commitment for the year 2018

January 26-27, 2018 the team at Access Global retreated at Ridar Hotel in Mukono to renew our commitments and we are more determined to address the challenge of stock-out and expiration of essential medicines in developing countries. Health commodities are essential for delivery of health care. However, according to a United Nations Report – the… Read More

Appropriate Technical Specifications enhance user experience

This high end microscope was delivered for use in a Rural Health Facility without access to Electricity. The technical specifications of the microscope did not require that it could work without electricity (using natural light). In the absence of this option, the innovative Health worker used a hand held mirror! Appropriate technical specifications at initiation… Read More

Nominated for the 2015 Take Stock award

Access Global was nominated for the 2015 take stock award  of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC). The nomination was based on their work financed under the UN commission on life saving commodities and undertaken with partner organizations like Reproductive Health Uganda to address three main objectives: Analysis on quantification of need for female condoms… Read More

Access Global Ltd has joined the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC)

The Executive Committee of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition http://www.rhsupplies.org has welcomed Access Global ltd as an organizational member of the coalition and as a new partner in efforts to ensure that people in low and middle-income countries can obtain, choose and use high-quality reproductive health supplies. As an organization, we are delighted for being… Read More

Establishment of local health infomediary for demand forecasts in Uganda

When they wanted to scale up the use of lifesaving commodities, the Ministry of Health of Uganda supported by WHO contracted us to recommend on the establishment of a local infomediary for the priority life-saving commodities. This was achieved by conducting an operational review/assessment of current efforts to locally generate, analyze, and use data to… Read More

Stock outs of essential medicines in Uganda

Stock outs of essential medicines are still experienced in half of the public sector health facilities in Uganda. Public health facilities in Uganda are categorized according to the level of care with level 2 and Hospital as the lowest and highest level respectively. A Ministry of Health report reveals that 47% of level 2 health… Read More

Improve women’s health worldwide

In order to improve women’s health worldwide 1) quantify the unmet need for maternal health medicines so manufacturers can adequately scale up to meet that need and cost estimates to achieve universal coverage can be calculated and 2) strengthen management information systems to ensure medicine availability and avoid stock outs but not too far in… Read More