a. The aim of the drug distribution policy is to ensure that essential drugs are always available to those who need them and are distributed in the most cost- effective manner.
b. Only registered drugs will be distributed in the country (see note 3).
c. Drugs will continue to be distributed through the public, parastatal and private sectors.
- The CMS will distribute drugs to the health sector according to the National Essential Drug List of Tanzania (NEDLIT).
- Parastatals, other private organisations and the private pharmacies will distribute essential drugs as a priority.
d. In the pharmacies the sale of essential drugs under generic names at low cost will be promoted.
e. A better coordination among the three sectors will be sought, mainly in the field of transportation and storage.
f. Storage, inventory control, quality surveillance facilities will be modernized to meet the requirements of an effective distribution system.