Rapid Assessment of Zithromax Management for Trachoma Treatment in Ethiopia: Final Report, August 2013
(2013; 48 pages)

Daniel, Gabriel, and Noah Kafumbe. 2013. Rapid Assessment of Zithromax Management for Trachoma Treatment in Ethiopia: Final Report, August 2013. Submitted to the International Trachoma Initiative by Center for Pharmaceutical Management Program. Arlington, VA: Management Sciences for Health.

Abstract

This report presents the findings of the Zithromax® supply chain assessment together with recommendations. The objective of this assessment is to determine supply chain and logistics management capabilities and challenges of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH); the Pharmaceutical Funding and Supply Agency (PFSA); Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs); districts; and implementing partners of Amhara, Oromia, Tigrai regions and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) to effectively manage the projected scale-up of the Zithromax donation to Ethiopia over the coming years in support of eliminating blinding trachoma as a public health problem by 2020. The assessment covered areas related to customs clearance at ports-of-entry as well as in-country storage, transportation, inventory management and control, any diversion of donated Zithromax into to commercial sector, and reverse logistics practices at the central, regional, district, and community levels. These findings are based on the responses to questionnaires from four regions, 11 districts, nine kebeles, six partners, and PFSA.

 
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