Pharmaceutical Systems Strengthening and Supply Chain

Ensuring access to and correct use of essential medicines, vaccines, and medical products is critical to preventing and responding to emerging disease threats. MSH strengthens pharmaceutical systems by improving organizational and human capacity to effectively select, purchase, store, deliver, and use quality essential medicines, vaccines, and laboratory products. These functions require organizational, financial, information, and adequate human resource support, guided by appropriate laws and policies. MSH helps countries maintain a stable and efficient supply of medicines and products and builds the capacity to respond to emergencies through the development of efficient procurement, distribution, and inventory systems. We promote the appropriate engagement of the private sector on pharmaceutical management and establish stakeholder coordination and oversight mechanisms such as medicines and therapeutics committees.