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.