A reliable supply chain is often referred to as the “backbone” of a health system. In addition to meeting the demand for drugs and medical supplies, it serves to safeguard a country’s investments in health commodities, which is particularly important as countries ramp up efforts to work toward universal health coverage.
The aim of this Journey of the Pill assessment is to identify strengths and inefficiencies in the supply chain in Kenya. It builds on PATH’s earlier assessment from the No Empty Shelves project that focused on medicines and products to treat diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia in Kenya and Senegal. Further defining the journey of medicines will help inform the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders of future actions to strengthen commodity security for noncommunicable diseases.
Publication date: August 2020