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NMS E-services nominated for NITA-U Excellence Awards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Medical Stores (NMS), a government entity mandated to procure, store and distribute essential medicines to mainly public health facilities, has been nominated for NITA-U Excellence Awards. They have been nominated under three categories, the E-Service of the Year Award (Health); E-Service of the …

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Confusion surrounds administration of J&J vaccines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The administration of J&J vaccines has become an issue of controversy following contradicting statements made by health officials. So far, the country has received 650,000 J&J vaccine doses. Statements earlier made by officials from the health ministry, National Medical Stores, and the World Health Organisation, had …

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New PS Ggoobi asks NMS to seek accountability for drugs supplied

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Treasury in the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development, Ramathan Ggoobi,  says there is a need to enhance accountability in the delivery and utilization of drugs and medical supplies to public health facilities. Ggoobi noted that …

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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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