Improving Supply Chain for Essential Drugs in Low-Income Countries: Results from a Large Scale Randomized Experiment in Zambia.

@article{Vledder2019ImprovingSC,
  title={Improving Supply Chain for Essential Drugs in Low-Income Countries: Results from a Large Scale Randomized Experiment in Zambia.},
  author={Monique Vledder and Jed Friedman and Mirja Sj{\"o}blom and Thomas Brown and Prashant Yadav},
  journal={Health systems and reform},
  year={2019},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={
          158-177
        }
}
Despite increased investments in procurement of essential medicines, their availability at health facilities remains extremely low in many low- and middle-income countries. The lack of a well-functioning supply chain for essential medicines is often the cause of this poor availability. Using a randomized trial conducted in 439 health facilities and 24 districts in Zambia, this study helps understand the optimal supply chain structure for essential medicines distribution in the public sector in… CONTINUE READING
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