Celebrating six years of strengthening pharmaceutical systems in Uganda

July 29, 2020 - 7:00am - 8:30am

How do strong pharmaceutical systems work to combat disease, boost health outcomes, and improve the quality of health services?

 

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From 2014 to 2020, the USAID-funded and MSH-led Uganda Health Supply Chain (UHSC) project has worked to improve the health status of the Ugandan population by increasing the availability, affordability, accessibility, and appropriate use of quality essential medicines and health supplies.

Working directly with the Uganda Ministry of Health's pharmacy department, technical programs, district-level health managers, and private and public care facilities in 89 districts, UHSC has partnered with Uganda's National Medical Store, Joint Medical Store, National Drug Authorities, and other partners—including the Global Fund, UNICEF, and UNFPA—to transform Ugandan pharmaceutical systems and practices.

Join us for a virtual celebration of the project’s achievements and a panel discussion on the innovative approaches used to strengthen Uganda’s health system.

 

Moderated by

Martin Oteba, Deputy Chief of Party, USAID/Uganda Health Supply Chain Program 

 

With special remarks from

Richard Nelson, USAID Mission Director

Dr. Jane Ruth AcengHonorable Minister of Health for Uganda 

 

Panel Speakers

Dr. Francis OdekeDistrict Health Officer, Serere District

Pamela Achii, Health Products Management Specialist, Ministry of Health and Vice President of Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda

Paul MbakaHead of the Division of Health Information, Ministry of Health 

 

Closing Remarks from

Marian W. Wentworth, President and CEO of Management Sciences for Health (MSH)