The Health System Assessment Approach: A How-To Manual. Version 2.0. Health Systems 20/20, 2012
(2012; 409 pages)


The original version of this manual was published in 2007 and made possible through support provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development in cooperation with Health Systems 20/20, the Quality Assurance Project, and Rational Pharmaceutical Management Plus/Management Sciences for Health.

The Health System Assessment Approach: A How-To Manual Version 2.0 was adapted based on lessons learned through the application of the tool in more than 20 countries and stakeholder inputs as described in the acknowledgments section. The manual and country reports are available for download at: and at

Module 6: Medical Products, Vaccines, and Technologies. (Pages 239-274)

This module describes the importance of a well-managed procurement and distribution system for medical products, vaccines, and technologies and includes measurable indicators to determine the strengths and weaknesses of an existing system.

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