PRESS RELEASE | U.S. Government and the National Medical Stores Launch Project to Improve Drug Management 


PR 01/19

U.S. Government and the National Medical Stores Launch Project to Improve Drug Management 

Entebbe, February 15, 2019 – The United States government in partnership with the National Medical Stores launched a contract to develop a new Enterprise Resource Planning System that will improve the management and supply of essential drugs in Uganda.  A transparent and effective supply chain of medicines is crucial for providing the Ugandan people better access to quality health care, including treatment of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB.

U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac attended the launch ceremony at Entebbe and said, “Ensuring that necessary drugs get to over one million people living with HIV/AIDS, and doing this through thousands of facilities across the country is a formidable challenge, but it is fundamental to a functioning health system.  These drugs are a matter of life and death for people who need them.”

The project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), will provide both hardware and software for health facilities across Uganda to improve the public sector’s overall transparency, accountability, forecasting, and management of health supplies.

The Enterprise Resource Planning System is part of the U.S. government’s ongoing support, in partnership with Uganda’s Ministry of Health, to improve health care for thousands of Ugandans.  Last year alone, the United States gave more than $500 million in health assistance to Uganda, making it the largest single donor to Uganda’s health care system.

USAID works hand-in-hand with the Ugandan people to improve health, education, economic growth, and security for all Ugandans.

For additional information, please contact:

Dorothy Nanyonga, Information Assistant, U.S. Mission Uganda

Tel: +256 414 306 410