Final Report Essential Medicines and Health Supplies Tracking Study 24-09-2014
This report provides the findings of the Essential Medicines and Health Supplies (EMHS) Tracking Study which was carried out between February and March 2009 in 8 districts of Uganda.
The selected districts were Masaka, Kiboga, Tororo, Butalejja, Moroto, Gulu, Kisoro and Kasese.
The objectives of the study were: (1) To establish the impact of past interventions on achieving the EMHS related outcomes of HSSP-II (2) To track and determine procurement of and expenditure on EMHS from national to facility level (3) To establish availability, affordability and use of essential medicines and health supplies at community level (4) To provide a reliable source of information on the impact of national procurement planning at service provision levels and to identify and analyze problems in the areas of systems, processes and/or procedures relevant to the provision of EMHS to the people of Uganda in relation to HSSP–II objectives (5) To propose feasible recommendations on addressing them.
The study employed both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection. The study methods included key informant Interviews, Focus Group Discussions with community people, health facility study and client exits.