- Keywords > disease control programs
- Keywords > health services
- Keywords > health services evaluation
- Keywords > health system strengthening
- Keywords > national health system
- Keywords > national pharmaceutical systems
- Keywords > pharmaceutical supply management
- Keywords > pharmaceutical supply system
- Keywords > procurement and supply management - assessment
- Keywords > Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS)
(2012; 7 pages)
Barillas, Edgar, et al. 2012. Integrated Pharmaceutical Supply Management as a Strategy for Strengthening the National Health System in the Dominican Republic. Submitted to the US Agency for International Development by the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program. Arlington, VA: Management Sciences for Health.
The implementation of an integrated pharmaceutical system in the Dominican Republic is correcting critical problems in medicine supply and, as an unexpected effect, is contributing to the completion of the health reform process and to the implementation of public administration decentralization and transparency. Based on this experience, we suggest that the integration of the DCPs (for example, those dealing with malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS) into a single supply system is a priority task for contributing to the integral strengthening of the health services system.