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Drug stock outs frustrate health care delivery in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health service delivery is on standstill at different government-owned health facilities in Gulu following prolonged drugs stock outs in the district. According to the District Health Department, the National Medical Stores-NMS, which is mandated to procure, store and distribute human medication and other consumables to …

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MPs pledge to increase NMS annual budget by UGX 100Bn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the committees of finance, budget and health say there is a need to increase the annual budget of National Medical Stores-NMS by an additional 100 billion shillings. They note that the agency’s budget for essential medicines has stagnated around shillings 200billion …

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Over 50,000 get vaccinated against yellow fever in NMS drive

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | About 54,750 Ugandans have been vaccinated against yellow fever in the twelve day exercise organized by the National Medical Stores-NMS. NMS commenced its annual mass vaccination drive at Mayor’s garden, Entebbe municipality on August 19. The exercise ended yesterday, August 30. During the exercise, our …

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NMS rallies MPs in fight against medicines theft

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Medical Stores (NMS) has implored Members of Parliament to exercise their oversight function and champion the fight against medicines theft within their constituencies. Speaking to legislators on the Health Committee, NMS General Manager Moses Kamabare said there is a ‘growing paradox’ that whereas …

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Thousands turn up for free NMS Yellow Fever vaccination

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of people turned up at the Mayor’s Gardens in Entebbe for a free yellow fever vaccination exercise organized by National Medical Stores-NMS. It started on Thursday and will end on Monday. On Saturday, it was a hustle, and survival for the fittest as people …

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NMS to digitally track patients who receive drugs

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Medical Stores (NMS) plans to digitally track all patients who will receive drugs and other essential supplies at public health facilities by 2024. The plan is part of the agency’s move to digitize the supply chain to enhance transparency in the procurement, …

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NMS delivers over 93,000 Covid-19 doses to 94 districts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Medical Stores (NMS) has so far delivered 93,360 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines to 94 districts across the country. These are part of the 175,200 doses of the AstraZenca vaccine, Uganda received last week from the French government. Sheila Nduhukire, the NMS spokesperson …

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