Local Supply Chains for Medicines and Medical Supplies in Kenya: Understanding the Challenges

"The project aimed to identify opportunities for improved local industrial supply of medical products to strengthen Kenyan and Tanzanian health system performance. This working paper briefly outlines project methods and key concepts. It then summarises findings from health sector research in four Kenyan districts on the supply chains for selected essential medicines and supplies to facilities in the public, private and faith-based sectors and to private shops. The paper analyses strengths and weaknesses of the public and private supply chains into the health sector, as seen by health facility and pharmacy staff."