Assessment of Nutrition Commodities Supply Chain Systems for Strenghtening and/or Harmonization and Integration into the National Medical Stores
Field of Expertise:
Health Service Delivery; PHC/MNCH/RH/Nutrition/W&S; Nutrition_E; Medical Products, Technologies; PSCM, financing and cost/pricing; Procurement and Supply Chain Assessments & Strengthening
Narrative description of project:
The objectives of this study are to i) map the current (parallel) supply chains for nutrition commodities in Uganda; ii) provide recommendations for a more harmonized, effective and efficient supply chain of nutrition commodities in Karamoja specifically; and iii) develop a national strategy for phased effective integration of nutrition commodities that have been managed separately from the mainstream supply chain.
One of the key objectives of this study is to ‘develop a national strategy for effective integration of nutrition commodities that have been managed separately from the mainstream supply chain’, and therefore the study focuses to a large extent on the therapeutic formulas. The supply chains of these commodities (managed by UNICEF and USAID) were therefore studied in detail.
Evaluation of the intervention “Support to the Health District of Kabgayi” before starting to elaborate the identification phase