Financially independent primary health care drug supply system in Cameroun.
The drug supply system in the North-west Province of Cameroun differs from'simple'health financing projects in three important respects.
Firstly, the system does not promote drug sales for cofinancing purposes but aims at supporting the prescribers to provide better medical care, and patients'access to the most essential drugs at fair prices.
Secondly, the project guarantees equal prices and services throughout the Province regardless of distance from the central warehouse and sales at a given location.
Thirdly, along with the revolving fund-financed drug supply system, a community-based legal framework bas been established.
Built-in management alert mechanisms helped the project resist common causes of collapse such as uneconomic behaviour and political interference.
The drug supply system bas gained full independence from subsidies and external authorities.
Its strong community participation promotes good governance.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médicament, Approvisionnement, Système, Soin santé primaire, Financement, Indépendance, Homme, Organisation fonctionnelle, Cameroun, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug, Supply, System, Primary health care, Financing, Independence, Human, Functional organization, Cameroon, Africa
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0531585
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 23/03/1999.