Solthis Solidarité Thérapeutique et Initiatives pour la Santé

International solidarity NGO

Created by research physicians,

Solthis contributes to improve health for all

By strengthening health systems

Donate now

HEALTH PRODUCTS AND PHARMACEUTICAL SYSTEM

Gestion des approvisionnements et des stocks

The issues

The main issues which countries with limited resources currently face in managing the provision and storage of medical products are the risks of supply shortages leading to interruptions in patient care.

Our priorities

  • Avoid supply shortages
  • Enable consistent access to quality medicines
  • Ensure the appropriate usage of health products by prescribers, dispensers and patients

Our objectives

  • Guarantee the continual availability of medicines and medical products necessary for patient care.
  • Ensure products are distributed to clinical facilities, with quality control at all levels of the supply chain
  • Facilitate the rational usage of medical products, supporting healthcare professionals and better enabling patients to pursue their treatment.

Our intervention strategy

A systematic approach in all areas of stocks and supply management.

circuitApprovisionnement

What we do in the field

Organisation and coordination

  • Support the coordination and the collective dynamic of the key actors and institutions in the pharmaceutical system to improve the flow of information.
  • Implement control systems to secure the availability and quality of medical products.
  • Support pharmacists and managers/ dispensers in the organisation of the movement of medicines within the health system.

Pharmaceutical policy

  • Support the definition, the implementation, and evaluation of pharmaceutical policies: pharmaceutical regulations, quality assurance and medical product management.
  • Formulate norms and procedures for good practice in purchase, storage and distribution.
  • Lobby for the updating of human resource policies in the pharmaceutical sector, taking account of operational constraints (staff turnover, delegation of tasks).

Selection, quantification and purchase

  • Assist in the prediction of a country's needs in terms of medicines and medical products, the formulation of supply and provision management plans and finance requests.
  • Support the identification of the range of essential pharmaceutical products and the definition of technical specifications linked to these products.

Find out about our ARV and medical products quantification tools

Distribution

  • Produce advice to organisations in operationalising and rationalising the medical products distribution chain.

Pharmaceutical and logistical information system

  • Strengthen pharmaceutical and logistical information systems by: modernising management and reporting tools, digitalising management systems and defining and implementing monitoring and evaluation indicators.

Inventory management

  • Assessment of available inventory and implementation of early warning systems to avoid shortages and waste at all levels of the supply chain.
  • Implementation of procedures to ensure optimal storage conditions and preserve the quality of healthcare products throughout their shelf life.

Pharmaceuticals: dispensing and rational use

  • Training and one-on-one tutoring for pharmacists, managers and dispensers in care sites.

Check out our card game and have fun while learning about ARVs

Testimonial

Solthis helps us to select the necessary products for screening and treating HIV/AIDS, as well as to inventory, store, and even distribute them in prescription centers — Pharmacist in Niger


Our national partnersPartnerships
  • National agencies: Ministère de la Santé (Ministry of Health), Direction Nationale de la Pharmacie et des Médicaments (Pharmacy and medications), Centrale d'Achats de Médicaments (Medication purchasing center), national AIDS programmes
  • Regional institutions: health departments, pharmaceutical depots
  • Hospital and health center pharmacies
  • Global Fund
  • Drug Platform of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • PSM Hubs: JURTA PSM & Treatment and CPP (Coordinated Procurement Planning)
  • AMDS (AIDS Medicines & Diagnostics Services)
  • Academic Partnerships: ISPED, RAF, Faculty of Pharmacy of Caen and Chatenay-Malabry
  • Partner Associations: Remed, Sidaction, Pharmacie et Aide Humanitaire (Pharmacy and Humanitarian Relief)


Country action

NIGERMALISIERRA LEONEGUINEABURKINA FASO

Expertise

OPERATIONAL RESEARCHHEALTH FINANCINGSTRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICESCAPACITY BUILDINGHEALTH SERVICEHEALTH WORKFORCELABORATORIES AND TECHNICAL PLATFORMSGOVERNANCE AND HEALTH POLICIESHEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMADVOCACY

Health priority

HIV / AIDSEBOLATUBERCULOSISHEPATITISMOTHER AND CHILD HEALTHMALARIA

Associated contents

Study of the treatment costs of HIV/AIDS patients in Niger

2008 |  Research papers

NIGEROPERATIONAL RESEARCHHEALTH PRODUCTS AND PHARMACEUTICAL SYSTEMHEALTH FINANCINGHIV / AIDS

Author : S. Walker Partner : Sciences Po

  Download resources

ICIUM – Alexandria, february 2011

2011 |  Posters

NIGERHEALTH PRODUCTS AND PHARMACEUTICAL SYSTEMHIV / AIDS

Development of a tool for simple visualisation of periods of ARV therapy availability in a context of expanding treatment coverage
Author(s) : E. Guillard, X. Paris, S. Ouvrard, M. Diallo, L. Pizarro
 
Encourage appropriate use of pediatric antiretrovirals with a demonstration kit in pharmacies results 18 months after kit was made available in 2 HIV/AIDS pediatric treatment centers in Niamey, Niger
Author(s) : S. Ouvrard, I. Also Mariama, O. Zalika, E. Guillard

La prise en charge des PVVIH et l’observance des ARV à Niamey (approche socio-anthropologique)

2006 |  Research papers

NIGERHEALTH PRODUCTS AND PHARMACEUTICAL SYSTEMHIV / AIDS

Authors : JP. Olivier de Sardan, A. Diarra, A. Moumouni Research assistants : M. Moha, O. Issaka Partners : LASDEL

  Download resources

XIVème ICASA – Abuja, december 2005

2005 |  Posters

MALIHEALTH PRODUCTS AND PHARMACEUTICAL SYSTEMHIV / AIDS

Solthis: evaluation of a decentralized program for access to ARV in Ségou (Mali) Author(s) : B. Jarrousse, A. Doumbia, M. Ba, E. Klement, L. Tegna, B. Diarra Sonou, Z. Traore, D. Traore, B. Touré, S. Tchiombiano, B. Dembélé, C. Tétrel, A. Maïga, G. Carcelain, AG. Marcelin, B. Autran, C. Katlama

  Download resources

Evaluation of the coverage of ARV needs

HEALTH PRODUCTS AND PHARMACEUTICAL SYSTEMHIV / AIDS

Pharmacy teams Solthis have developed a simple and visual for measuring the period of availability of ARVs on the scale of a health facility, region or country, taking into account the needs related to growth the extension of the support. For each molecule, the period of availability (n) can be determined from three parameters: requirements necessary for initiations monthly (a) requirements necessary for patients already on treatment (b) stocks available (SD) By its graph, this...

Download form

Get Updates

Subscribe to our newsletter

SUBSCRIBE

Our projects

gifSolthisGB-300x300

RSS Feed | Site map  | © Solthis 2018 - All rights reserved | By 6tem9