Fondation Pierre Fabre

System for the transmission of logistic data to the Department in charge of managing the supply of health products (DCAPS) through Information and Communication Technologies in order to avoid stock-outs of pharmaceutical products in the health facilities

Main beneficiary country:
Burkina Faso

About the sponsor

DIRECTION DES SYSTEMES D’INFORMATION EN SANTE (DSIS) - MINISTÈRE DE LA SANTÉ

The Department of Health Information Systems (DSIS – La Direction des Systèmes d’Information en Santé) is the IT department of the Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso. It is in charge of carrying out all the IT projects with the aim of improving the provision of care.

Sector: Health: Healthcare professionals and structures

Country of origin: Burkina Faso

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The organisation has:

8
Full-Time Equivalents
8
Employees
0
Volunteer
0
Service provider

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Access to quality medicines/pharmacies

Stage of development:

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Area where initiative is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Initiative start date

  • 01/25/2019

Financing

Financing method

  • Project

Economic model(s)

  • Subsidies

About the initiative

Data collection concerning stocks of pharmaceutical products in health facilities was manual. Therefore, pharmaceutical products were regularly found to be out of stock in health facilities.

Going paperless allows the Ministry of Health to have the correct data during sessions monitoring the quantity of products for priority programmes.

iSIGL is the way in which information is collected, analysed and communicated with the aim of allowing managers in the supply chain to make the necessary decisions to guarantee the availability of products and the service of their patients. The essential logistical data collected are:

  • The available and usable stock, which is the amount of stock available which can be effectively used;
  • The consumption which is the quantity of stock distributed to consumers over a specified period of time. This consumption is generally designed under the average monthly consumption format;
  • The losses which are quantities of stock removed from the distribution network for all other reasons that are not related to client consumption (expiration, theft, damage, etc.);
  • The adjustments concerning the quantities delivered to other entities or received from them on the same distribution network level.

The system set up was developed with the DHIS2 software with an internet connection and RESINA [country intranet network] at the district dispatching depots level and internet for health facilities equipped with tablets.

Fields of application:

- Access to medicines

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)

Initiative objectives

  • Improved treatment

Key figures

231 Number of beneficiaries since launch

231 Number of users per Month

Materials used

  • Tablet
  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Internet
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

Offline use

Yes

Open Source

Yes

Open Data

No

Independent evaluation

No

Partners

Autonomisation des Femmes et Dividende Démographique au Sahel (SWEDD)

Health: Healthcare professionals and structures

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