Stabilizing Supply and Avoiding National-Level Stock Outs of ACTs in an Era of Wide ACT Scale-Up
(2012; 1 page)

Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program. 2012. Stabilizing Supply and Avoiding National-Level Stock Outs of ACTs in an Era of Wide ACT Scale-Up. Arlington, VA: Management Sciences for Health

Abstract

The demand for artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) has grown sharply since its recommendation by the World Health Organization in 2002. However, the rates at which endemic countries have scaled-up their use have varied, resulting in a cycle of volatile supply and demand. Although various short-term solutions have alleviated country-level stockouts, without robust mechanisms to build resilience in the supply chain, these uncertainties have the potential to disrupt global ACT supply.

 
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