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

Vacancy Announcement: Research Analyst – medicines procurement and supply management

Access Global Ltd (AGL) is a private limited company based in Uganda to provide consultancy and research services focused on supply chains for health. AGL joins this space with unique knowledge of the local context for health commodity security in the developing world. Based in Uganda, we are committed to forge linkages with like minded… Read More

Respect and follow prescriptions to fight against Antimicrobial Resistance

According to WHO http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs194/en/, Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is resistance of a microorganism to an antimicrobial drug that was originally effective for treatment of infections caused by it. Resistant microorganisms (including bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites) are able to withstand attack by antimicrobial drugs, such as antibacterial drugs (e.g., antibiotics), antifungals, antivirals, and antimalarials, so that… Read More