Tanzania Shares Role of IMPACT Approach in Minimizing Wastage of HIV Commodities

November 21st, 2022 | News


The USAID Global Health Supply Chain-Technical Assistance in Tanzania (GHSC-TA-TZ), Tanzania Ministry of Health and President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) co-authored an article in the International Journal of Health Economics and Policy: The Role of IMPACT Approach in Minimizing Wastage During TLE-TLD Transition: A Case of Geita Region.

The Ministry of Health and PO-RALG are committed to providing a well-functioning health supply chain to provide the correct amount of commodities to the last mile. The country has transformed its supply chain, integrating almost all health commodities into a single logistics system, and introduced a number of electronic logistics information management systems and databases to improve data availability and supply chain performance.

Strengthening the culture of data use was needed to make informed decisions to decrease stockouts, wastage, and expiries. The Information Mobilized for Performance Analysis and Continuous Transformation (IMPACT) team approach trains and guides health workers from all levels of the health system to use data to make informed decisions, analyze performance, problem-solve, and make operational and strategic decisions in the supply chain.

This article shares the study results assessing the effect of the IMPACT process on minimizing wastage of antiretroviral medicines during the transition from TLE to the new preferred first-line treatment, TLD, in the Geita Region. Click here to read the full article.

Click here to learn more about JSI’s role on the GHSC-TA-TZ project.

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