- All > Medicine Access and Rational Use > Supply Management
- All > Health Technology Management > Inventory and Management Systems
- Keywords > anti-malarial stock levels
- Keywords > antimalarials – supply and distribution
- Keywords > availability - antimalarial medications
- Keywords > drug procurement - system
- Keywords > information systems
- Keywords > malaria
- Keywords > procurement
- Keywords > procurement - national systems
- Keywords > procurement information system
- Keywords > supply chain management
(2012; 2 pages) [Spanish]
SIAPS. 2012. Success Story: Improving the Availability of Antimalarials in Ecuador with a Drug Information System. 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 impact of public health interventions that use medicines and medical supplies is affected by periodic shortages or total losses resulting from decisions made without the benefit of information or based on incomplete or incorrect information regarding the supply of these products. In 2009, the malaria program’s central warehouse experienced a shortage of some medicines along with excess supplies of others, which expired before ever being used.