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Multi-country study of medicine supply and distribution activities of faith-based organizations in sub-Saharan African countries

BANDA, Marlon
OMBAKA, Eva
EVERARD, Marthe
2006

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This is a report of a study of faith-based organisations in sub-Sahara, with a focus on their activities of medicine supply and distribution. Faith-based drug supply organisations (DSOs) play a crucial role in facilitating access to medicines, and complement government efforts, particularly in rural and remote areas. The study found that DSOs generally perform well, and operate in a transparent and cost-effective way. In the countries considered in this study, DSOs serve an average of 43% of the population. Weaknesses are also highlighted, including lack of quality assurance, rational use of medicines policies and business plans

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