Availability of key drugs in public health facilities and district warehouses
• The median availability of the basket of key drugs in public health facilities and district warehouses was found to be 75% and 55% respectively
• Almost half (47%) of the facilities were found to have greater than 75% availability of the basket of key drugs; however 20% of the facilities had less than 50% availability, with 1 in 20 facilities having only 20%
• There was a wide variation of availability between the district warehouses - ranging from 15% to 75 % availability3.
3 Following decentralization of health services, district warehouses ceased to be the major storage points for the district health services and today largely act as ‘transit stores’ for the Health Sub-Districts and other peripheral health units.
Availability of key drugs in public health facilities
Availability of key drugs at district warehouses
Develop and implement interventions to address the poor availability of drugs in public health facilities