Assessment of Implementation of Integrated Pharmaceutical Logistics and Supply System in Public Hospitals under Addis Ababa Regional Health Bureau, Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa University


A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted on 6 hospitals under Addis Ababa regional bureau administration. Information on characteristics of the selected facilities and indicators of IPLS implementation were collected using structured questionnaires customized form Logistics Indicator Assessment Tool (LIAT) and Ethiopian Pharmaceuticals Supply Chain Monitoring and Evaluation indicators. In addition, in-depth interviews with key informant were done to extract information which was difficult to obtain using quantitative method. Data obtained through structured questionnaires were entered to Excel spread sheet and transported and analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 20 (SPSS). Results from the in-depth interview were displayed by tables and graphs and summarized in narrative format. A total of six public hospitals were involved in this survey. Despite all health facilities avail IPLS recording and reporting formats (bin cards and IFRR), only two third of the facility storage section updated bin card immediately after transaction. The percentage of facilities accurately filled IFRR in their DUs was 63.9. Although the majority of facility had regular resupply Schedule for DUs (91.7 percent) but only 44.4 percent of the DUs strictly follows the schedule. An average of four emergency orders had placed by facility DUs within the last one month of which the laboratory department took the highest percentage. The majority of health facility (77. 78 percent) had scored below the standard and 50 percent of the facility had problem related to storage space for organizing pharmaceuticals. The majority of facility had filled more than 80 percent of the items requested by their major dispensing units. (83.3 percent) but with regard to logistics management information report the majority health facility had not submitted their report on time (57.1 -77.8 percent). As a recommendation the need for Regular supportive supervision by facility managers and to improve the skills of health facility staff through on-the-job training (OJT) and providing sufficient and standard storage space for the facility is found to be critical for proper IPLS implementation



pharmaceutical logistics and supply system, logistic management information system, pharmaceutical storage