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Strategic and Technical Monitoring of the Warehousing and Distribution of Essential Drugs

Field of Expertise:
Medical Products, Technologies; PSCM, financing and cost/pricing; Procurement and Supply Chain Assessments & Strengthening; Medical Products, Technologies; PSCM, financing and cost/pricing; Medical Stores
Narrative description of project:
In the framework of the Malawi Health Sector Programme the Government of the United Kingdom through its Department for International Development (DFID) is funding procurement of essential medicines and related supplies to the value of £16m. To address existing capacity constraints at the Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST) DFID funds a contract between CMST and Imperial Health Sciences (IHS). Contracted services include warehousing of DFID2 products; distribution of DFID2 and CMST stocked products to the over 600 public health facilities in Malawi; and capacity building for CMST warehousing and distribution functions. In this context DFID Malawi supported CMST with quarterly monitoring of contracted services.