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By Yvonne Nkrumah, Julia Mensah

This ebook in short describes the techniques and methodologies for construction and maintaining multistakeholder coalition to force reforms within the wellbeing and fitness region. it really is in accordance with the stories of 3 East African countries—Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. It outlines, via bankruptcy, every one country's adventure in opting for, mobilizing, and coalescing key stakeholders to deal with governance bottlenecks in pharmaceutical procurement and provide chain administration. It highlights demanding situations, successes in addition to classes discovered to steer different international locations.

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Org. 1596/978-1-4648-0287-4 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data has been requested. Contents Acknowledgments ix About the Contributors xi Abbreviations xv Chapter 1 Background 1 Yvonne Nkrumah and Julia Mensah Introduction 1 Governance in PSM: A Crucial Role 2 The Case for Collective Action 3 Improving PSM Governance: The Initiative 4 Why This Book? 3 What Should a Code of Conduct Cover? 1 Assignments for District Data Collection 68 Acknowledgments As part of the drive to increase resource efficiency and improve health outcomes through better governance in pharmaceutical procurement and supply chain management (PSM), the World Bank Institute’s Health Systems Practice (WBIHS) and the Open Governance Practice (WBIOG) initiated a multiyear capacity-building initiative, which will bring multiple stakeholders involved in the medicines supply chain process to forge consensus on governance challenges, identify areas for action and improvement, initiate peer-to-peer learning and facilitate the implementation of measures to improve transparency and accountability in PSM.

Using her experience in network development, she worked closely with the Ministry of Health and the HPV Technical Advisory Group to successfully launch HPV vaccination following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Merck Sharp and Dohme and the Government of Uganda. Prior to joining Merck, she served as the National Coordinator of the Medicines Transparency Alliance—the local multistakeholder coalition in Uganda. She has also served in various capacities in Population Services International (PSI), a leading international non-governmental organization.

In Tanzania, as in other parts of the world, medicines have variable and often high prices, and are unaffordable for large sections of the population. The high burden of paying for essential medicines falls disproportionately on poor households, resulting in preventable morbidity and mortality. However, the issue of improving access to medicines is complex and extends far beyond their availability, and even beyond the health care system. Many different factors and causes must be taken into account and targeted.

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