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MSF Qualification Scheme for International Pharmaceutical Supply

Medicins Sans Frontieres, (2009)

The MSF qualification scheme is concerned with the pharmaceutical quality assessment for drugs. This procedure is applicable to products for international supply, i.e. products supplied through the MSF procurement centres. This qualification procedure is not applicable for local purchase, i.e. purchase of drugs within the project countries. For quality assurance principles and assessment of drugs for local purchase refer to the guideline for local pharmaceutical market assessment.

Managing Access to Medicines and Health Technologies

Martha Embrey, Marian Ryan, Edna Jamandre et al., Eds.: Management Sciences for Health, (2012)

Complete version of MDS-3 publication - Managing Drug Supply (MDS) is the leading reference on how to manage essential medicines in developing countries. MDS was originally published in 1982. It was revised in 1997 with over 10,000 copies distributed in over 60 countries worldwide. The third edition, MDS-3: Managing Access to Medicines and other Health Technologies reflects the dramatic changes in politics and public health priorities, advances in science and medicine, greater focus on health care systems, increased donor funding, and the advent of information technology that have profoundly affected access to essential medicines over the past 14 years.

Key Data And Findings Medicine for Maternal Health

Rachel Wilson, Kristy Kade, Abiah Weaver, et al., Eds.: PATH; UNFPA; USAID, (2012)

This report, prepared for the United Nations Commission on Commodities for Women and Children’s Health, provides a review of the current conditions and available evidence on maternal health medicines, specifically Oxytocin and Misoprostol to prevent post-partum haemorrhage and magnesium sulfate, considered the safest, most effective, and lowest-cost medication for treating pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. The report also includes 11 priority issues for actions.

How to manage a health centre store: building, layout, equipment and managing supplies

Appropriate Health Resources and Technologies, (1994)

This booklet provides basic guidelines for simplified, but sound, approaches for those responsible for running a health centre's medical store. How to store essential drugs and other basic supplies properly, how to arrange for the reordering of supplies, and how to organise store-keeping to make the most efficient use possible of the available supplies

Harmonized monitoring and evaluation indicators for procurement and supply management systems

WHO, (2011)

Early-warning indicators to prevent stock-outs and overstocking of antiretroviral, antituberculosis and antimalaria medicines.

Guidelines Storage Essential Drugs And Other Health Commodities

World Health Organization WHO; Deliver; UNICEF, (2003)

Maintaining proper storage conditions for health commodities is vital to ensuring their quality. Product expiration dates are based on ideal storage conditions and protecting product quality until their expiration date is important for serving customers and conserving resources. Guidelines for the Storage of Essential Medicines and Other Health Commodities is a practical reference for those managing or involved in setting up a storeroom or warehouse. The guide contains written directions and clear illustrations on receiving and arranging commodities; special storage conditions; tracking commodities; maintaining the quality of the products; constructing and designing a medical store; waste management; and resources. It was written to meet the needs of district-level facilities; however, the guidelines and information it contains apply to any storage facility, of any size, in any type of environment.

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