(2007; 5 pages)
In pursuance to the implementation of the First Southern Sudan Pharmacy Protociol, the Ministry of Health, Government of Southern Sudan, through the Directorate of Pharmaceutical Services and Supplies has developed and adopted the following guidelines on donations of medicines, medical supplies and equipment, based on the WHO guidelines for drug donations.
These guidelines are intended to serve as a guide for donations of medicines, medical supplies and equipment to all Governmental, Nongovernmental and International agencies, including Faith-Based Organizations and individuals in Southern Sudan, who are involved or wish to be involved with such activity.
The overall goal of these guidelines is to maximize benefits and ensure appropriateness and relevance of such donations in the achievement of the objectives of the Southern Sudan Pharmacy Protocol. The main objectives of these guidelines are:
To ensure that all medicines and medical supplies donations are in consonance with the Southern Sudan Pharmacy Protocol and Essential Medicines List of Southern Sudan, and meet all legal obligations and regulatory requirements.
To facilitate the process of donations of medicines, medical supplies and equipment to Southern Sudan.
To ensure that government's or recipient's expressed needs and expectations are met by the donor, and that the donor's intentions and expectations, with regard to such donations are equally met. To ensure that Donations are properly managed and utilized by the beneficiary.
Therefore, these guidelines should be strictly followed when requesting for donations and planning to donate medicines, medical supplies and equipment to Southern Sudan. It should be noted however, that these guidelines are subject to review as and when necessary by the Government.