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Ghana: Future Healthcare Workers Diversify Skillset to Reduce Stockouts

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In Ghana, as in many developing countries, health workers—pharmacists, nurses, and others—are responsible for the supply chain management (SCM) activities in the health sector, including reporting usage data, taking inventory, and managing restock orders. Their school coursework, however, rarely includes training on logistics systems because SCM is not considered part of a health worker’s core functions. However, without this knowledge and training, health workers cannot ensure a reliable supply of health commodities for their patients.

As part of the broader supply chain improvement activities currently underway in Ghana, the reforms and health system strengthening efforts intend to increase the number of health workers with the skills to adequately incorporate SCM functions as part of their job. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT. 2015.

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