This is a monthly assessment of stock levels i.e. percentage of tracer medicines in stock and the average percentage time these medicines are out of stock at the settlements.
Key to note are the following:
Uganda is currently faced with chronic stock out of essential medicines across refugee settlements.
Average percentage stock availability stand at 42% with average percentage time medicines are out of Stock stand at well over 48%.
Settlements most affected are Kyaka, Rwamwanja, Kyangwali, Kiryandongo, BidiBidi, and Adjumani.
Redistributions across settlements are ongoing to move some excess stock to areas in dire need but this is only for a fill gap measure for a few days.
Most partners have also exhausted the emergency budget lines for medicines.
The chronic stock out is largely attributed to due to delays in arrival of medicines from international orders.
So far we have received 56% of Health supplies for 2018, with 0% of essential medicines.
Key tracer medicines assessed are: Oral and parenteral broad spectrum antibiotics, IV fluids,
Cotrimoxazole 480mg, Ferrous Sulphate, Zinc sulphate, ORS, Mebendazole, Paracetamol, Nystatin Pessaries, Artemether/Lumefantrine, Artesunate inj, Oxytocin, Misoprostol and Depo-Provera.
Supplies include Examination gloves, HIV determine, Malaria RDTs, IV infusion giving sets, Cotton rolls, Medical envelopes,
MOYO: Moyo has a fairly good range of tracer medicines and supplies with 92% and 100% availability at store and health facility respectively. However, average months of stock per item is less than 2 months and 1 month at the regional medical store and health facilities respectively.
Kindly note that at the time of this assessment Moyo had received some stock locally procured from both the BPRM line and UNHCR emergency funds.