MANAGEMENT Sciences for Health and the Eastern Caribbean Drug Service offered a special eight-day course on managing drug supply, held in Dominica from 19 - 28 January 1998. The 18 participants included central medical stores’ managers and hospital drug supply managers from all nine countries in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.
The course was specially designed to address the specific drug supply issues of the island countries, including: lack of national drug policies; lack of current quantification of needs, drug donations, medical store management and inventory control and drug utilisation reviews. Participants discussed their own experiences and worked hard to complete realistic work plans and timelines for improvement projects to be implemented upon their return to work. These plans were shared with the Ministries of Health and will receive support and follow up from the Eastern Caribbean Drug Service.
Source: INRUD News, February 1998.