Leveraging Electronic Logistics Management Information Systems to Enhance and Optimize Supply Chain Response during Public Health Emergencies: Lessons from Covid‑19 Response in Uganda

Leveraging Electronic Logistics Management Information Systems to Enhance and Optimize Supply Chain Response during Public Health Emergencies: Lessons from Covid‑19 Response in Uganda

By: John Hans Wasswa, Henry Oundo, Martin Olowo Oteba, Henry Komakech, Irene Ochola, Sheila Mwebaze, Denis Okidi, Anthony Kirunda, Shamim Nakadde, Neville Okuna Oteba, and Eric Lugada

Publication: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice; (2023); 17 January 2023; 16:6. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40545-023-00517-4

Abstract

In this study, the authors describe how the Ugandan government leveraged the emergency Electronic Logistic Management Information System, developed during the 2019 Ebola epidemic, to support the health supply chain system during the country’s COVID-19 response.

The findings are based on the analysis of reports, guidelines, and discussions with stakeholders involved in implementing the system during the COVID-19 response. Lessons and experiences are shared on how the system supported data visibility, use, and health commodity management.

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