Handbook of supply management at first-level health care facilities
1st version for country adaptation
The HIV/AIDS Department's AMDS team and its partner organizations have been working to develop 'the Handbook of Supply Management at First-Level Health Care Facilities' and have released a first version in both English and French. This Handbook describes major supply management tasks for medicines, known as the standard procedures of supply management at first-level health care facilities.
Each chapter of the Handbook covers one major task, explains how the task fits into the process of maintaining a consistent supply of medicines, and recommends which standard procedures to use. In addition, two HIV/AIDS-specific chapters, 'How to start ART' and 'How to scale up ART' have been developed for this Handbook. Annexes at the end contain various checklists and examples of forms which can be introduced as needed at your health care facility.
The handbook is part of a package used in an integrated training and capacity-building course targeted at first-level health care facilities. It can be used in conjunction with the existing Integrated Management of Adult and Adolescent Illness (IMAI) strategy developed by WHO. It can also be used for basic training activities independent of IMAI training courses.