Funded Initiatives for MoH- Pharmarcy Division

Initiative Contributions for MoH- Pharmarcy Division

#IndicatorContributionDescriptionFiscal Year
1Tax exemption for family planning commodities and contraceptives achieved (FP2020)Tax Act AmendedThe Tax Act was amended to provide for tax exemption for FP RH supplies2014/2015
2Service delivery standards amended to widened services at Health Centre IIs (UNCoLSC 2013)Revise EML and UCGThe MoH held a workshop to revise the Essential Medicines List (EML) and update the Uganda Clinical Guidelines, of which the EML is under revision to include the FP RH supplies2014/2015
3Implementation research conducted and findings disseminated (UNCoLSC 2013)Quantification studiesa) The Pharmarcy division of the Ministry of Health carried out Quantification studies for instance Market shaping on Life saving commodities (Save the Children and Path); formulation and packaging of Chlorhexidine b) Study on demand generation for FP methods c) Carried out situation analysis report on State of use and supply of Life saving commodities in Uganda2014/2015
4Health workers in HC IIs and IIIs trained on quantification and ordering (FP2020)Training of Health WorkersThe Pharmarcy Division of Ministry of Health has conducted trainings on estimation, quantification and ordering across the country2014/2015
5Implementation of a pull system at HC IIs and IIIs (FP2020)Capacity building of HWs at HC IIs/IIIsa) The Pharmacy division has engaged in capacity building of health workers at HC IIs and IIIs countrywide to be able to quantify and order all supplies including the LSCs b) Help in monitoring the stock-outs of all key supplies and endeavor to respond in time2014/2015
6$5m is allocated for family planning (FP) supplies (FP2020)Track procurementsThe MoH Pharmarcy division tracked the procurement and distribution of RH commodities made by NMS2014/2015
7$5m is allocated for family planning (FP) supplies (FP2020)Track FP procurementsThe MoH Pharmarcy division undertakes the procurement and distribution of RH commodities made by NMS2015/2016
8Implementation research conducted and findings disseminated (UNCoLSC 2013)Quantificationn studiesThe MoH Pharmarcy division carried out quantification studies for contraceptives for the FY 2015/2016 and is finalizing the supply plan for commitments from the partners (GoU and donors) to ensure the steady supply of RH commodities into the country.2015/2016
9Health workers in HC IIs and IIIs trained on quantification and ordering (FP2020)Capacity buildingMoH Pharmarcy division is still building capacity of health workers on estimation, quantification and ordering in lower health facilities across the country. 2015/2016
10Annual review of country’s needs conducted and funding gaps identified (FP2020)Provided technical assistance• The annual gaps were determined using the annual Contraceptive Supply Plan (CSP). Based on the CSP figures, the funding gap for the FY 2015/16 for the public sector is US $ 6.3m. • Provided technical assistance to MoH Reproductive division in the area of forecasting and quantification through the Quantification and Procurement Planning Unit (QPPU) 2015/2016
11RH supplies procured, stored and distributed to Health facilities (FP2020)revision of essential Medicines' list• Revising the Essential Medicines List with support from the MSH Uganda Health Supply Chain project2015/2016
12Tax exemption for family planning commodities and contraceptives achieved (FP2020)Amendment of the Value added Tax actValue Added Tax Act was amended in 2013 to provide exemption for FP and RH supplies through efforts by the MoH pharmacy division and Members of Parliament (NAWMP) and PPD ARO2015/2016
13Implementation research conducted and findings disseminated (UNCoLSC 2013)Provided technical assistance• Undertook Service Delivery Points (SDP) survey 2015 and preliminary findings disseminated to FP/RHCS working group in March, 2016 • Reviewed the RHCS strategy 2016-2020 and Alternative Distribution Strategy (ADS) (2016-2020) and developed an implementation manual 2015/2016

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NameMoH- Pharmarcy Division
DescriptionThe Pharmacy Division is a Department under the Ministry of Health responsible for the stewardship of the pharmaceutical services, as well as providing oversight for the National Medicines Policy implementation. It's mission is to have progressive realization of the fundamental right of all citizens of Uganda to the highest attainable standard of health, by ensuring the availability, accessibility and affordability at all times of essential medicines and health products of appropriate quality, safety and efficacy, and by promoting their rational use. Pivotal to this goal is a fully functional and sustainable pharmaceutical system.
Added On2015-08-17 05:34:41