Corona virus pandemic: A case for increased financing of medicines supply chains in LMICs like Uganda

The 2020 Corona virus pandemic took many of us, if not all, by storm and we are yet to appreciate the extent of change that the pandemic has triggered. In Uganda, like many other countries we have been and still under lock-down leaving the front-line fighters to battle the epidemic. Good news has been coming… Read More

Why stock-out and expiration of medicines occur in developing countries: Presentation at Uganda RMNCAH National symposium 2019

I am studying why stock-out and expiration of medicines occur in developing countries, as part of my Doctoral research work under the Maastricht School of Management (MSM), the Netherlands. The research utilizes Uganda as a case study. I was privileged to present preliminary findings at the Uganda Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH)… Read More

Uganda Pharmaceutical Sector Review for the year 2018

Dear reader, thank you for visiting our website! We take pleasure in presenting a review of the Uganda Pharmaceutical Sector for the year 2018. This follows the recently concluded Mid Term Review of the National Pharmaceutical Sector Strategic Plan 2016 to 2020 and gives insight on various findings of the review. As we are all… Read More

Making Pharmaceutical Supply Chains More Effective

In many developing countries like Uganda, access and availability of essential medicines remains low despite commitments by government as evidenced by stock-out of essential medicines and health Supplies at health facilities (Annual Health Sector Performance Report, 2016/2017) and piling of expired stock in central medical stores and health facilities (Threats posed by stockpiles of expired pharmaceuticals… Read More

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

Reduction in Health Budget worries Family Planning Stakeholders

On 7th February 2018, Family Planning Budget Advocacy Group held a meeting at Imperial Royale Hotel attended by various stakeholders including; National Population Council, Network of African Women Ministers and Parliamentarians  Uganda Chapter, Action Group for Health, Naguru Teenage Center, Uganda Women’s Network, Uganda Youth Network, Coalition For Health Promotion and Social Development, Uganda Family… 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

Effective Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

Dear colleague, Thank you for visiting our website My name is Grace Nyamaizi, a research analyst at Access Global Limited. I am a Bachelor of Pharmacy graduate of Makerere University and a registered pharmacist in Uganda, practicing since 2016. I am committed to doing work that can foster improvement in the sector of pharmaceutical… Read More

Reproductive Health commodities and their use

Dear Reader, Thank you for visiting our website. My name is Ventrine Marion Chelimo. I am a Pharmacist by profession and a Research Analyst with Access Global Limited since 2017. As a Pharmacist, I am committed to provide health services and knowledge related to medicines as a contribution towards ensuring a healthy society in an… 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