Assessment of Integrated Pharmaceutical Logistics System (IPLS) in Public Health Facilities at East Wollega Zone

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Addis Ababa University


Different efforts have been made to implement and build strong pharmaceuticals supply chain management system in the country through creating integrated pharmaceutical logistics system. There was significant improvement in health commodity logistics system management. However, the system was not yet strong enough to the expected level due to different reasons. Therefore, the objective of this investigation was to provide information on the level of Integrated Pharmaceutical Logistic System (IPLS) implementation in East Wollega public health facilities using crosssectional descriptive study. In this study, all East Wollega Health facilities were selected and quantitative data collection tool called ‘Logistics Indicators Assessment Tool (LIAT)’ was administered to different service delivery Points (SDPs) such as Hospitals, Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) health centers, Prevention Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) only health centers and Non-ART and Non-PMTCT health centers. As a result, health professionals who were responsible in handling health commodities at SDPs stores were the main respondents of this assessment. The sample size was 66 (23 ART sites, 23 Non-ART-Non-PMTCT sites and 20 PMTCT sites’) store keepers working at these SDPs. At these SDPs using Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) formats the stock status of selected tracer drugs from ART, Malaria, RPH and TB program was assessed by using 36 tracer drugs selected by United States Agency for International development(USAID)Ethiopia from Malaria, family planning, TB and HIV/AIDS programs (2016). Finally, the gathered data from these SDPs were reconciled and finally analyzed using SPSS version 16 according to their service type differently and found that the prevalence of IPLS Implementation was 32.8%.



management system, strong pharmaceuticals, Prevention Mother