Implementing a Web-based Pharmaceutical Information Portal in Uganda

Public pharmaceutical-sector managers in Uganda previously relied on information gathered from multiple sources to plan for and manage health supplies at the national, district, and facility levels. Not easily accessible, these sources required extensive effort to compile factual, real-time evidence for decision making. To improve access to and the availability of health supplies, the Uganda Health Supply Chain (UHSC) project developed an innovative web-based Pharmaceutical Information Portal (PIP) data warehouse and business intelligence system to provide insight into the performance of the public-sector medicines supply chain.