This report describes a field assessment carried out in Tanzania mainland to map the procurement and distribution of essential medicines and medical supplies in both public and private not for profit sectors.
The mapping identified partners, government, donors, faith based organizations, non-governmental organisations, private organisations, and health facilities involved in the medicines supply chain systems. The assessment looked into three parameters; financing, procurement and distribution circuits.
All vertical disease programs under the ministry of health and social welfare that are directly involved in the essential medicines supply chain management were examined for their ordering processes, storage and distribution management functions. The same was done to partners that are directly or indirectly supporting or complementing the delivery of healthcare services in Tanzania.