Uganda Celebrates the Launch of Accredited Drug Shops in Kibaale District


On November 12, 2009, Uganda’s Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Stephen Malinga, officially launched the opening of Accredited Drug Shops (ADS) in Kibaale district in front of a crowd of about 500 people, including national and local government officials, representatives from the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda, who collaborated on the ADS implementation, newly accredited ADS attendants and owners, and community members.

This success story recounts the event and reviews key steps in implementing the initiative.