EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 10 - 2023

Enhancing Medical Procurement in Africa

Abdalla Abotaleb*

WHO Project Manager, Spain

*Corresponding Author: Abdalla Abotaleb, WHO Project Manager, Spain.
Received: February 17, 2023; Published: September 11, 2023

Background: Medical procurement plays a critical role in ensuring that essential medications and equipment are available to meet the healthcare needs of the population. In Sub-Saharan Africa, however, the medical procurement system is often associated with inefficiencies that result in frequent stock-outs of essential medication and equipment. These challenges pose a significant barrier to the provision of quality and timely healthcare, particularly in emergency situations. Challenges in Africa's healthcare procurement systems despite the opening of a new hospital wing in Africa, staffing levels, procurement systems, and hospital administration have remained unchanged. The medication procurement system, like many in Sub-Saharan Africa, is associated with inefficiencies and the hospital experiences frequent stock-outs of essential medication and equipment which pose a challenge in the provision of quality and timely healthcare. One of the primary challenges in Africa's healthcare procurement systems is the lack of effective coordination and management. This leads to fragmented procurement processes, where different departments and facilities procure medications and equipment independently, often resulting in duplication of efforts, inefficient allocation of resources.

The objective for this research is policy analysis for medical procurement in Africa in order.

In order to enhance, facilitate accessibility to medical services.

Methods: Integration was conducted between all data registered in National health accounts for the following countries as Representing samples for African countries (Algeria, Morrocco, Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, Mali, South Africa, Cameron, Angola and Zambia) plus Tender analysis for previous countries.

Standardized Survives was conducted with different stake holders at Procurement systems at previous countries (170 Members was participated including payers, supply chain managers, physicians, pharmacists, accountant and payers consultants).

One way sensitivity analysis was conducted in order to garniture data Accuracy.

Results: The following results was founded.

Conclusion: In conclusion, enhancing medical procurement in Africa is crucial for improving healthcare systems and ensuring the availability of essential medications and equipment. Despite the opening of new hospital wings and the establishment of public procurement authorities, challenges in medical procurement persist in Africa. These challenges include inefficient procurement systems, frequent stock-outs of essential medicines and equipment, inadequate logistics infrastructure, coordination issues, and corruption.

 Keywords: Abdalla Abotaleb; Africa Medical Procurement

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Abdalla Abotaleb. "Enhancing Medical Procurement in Africa." EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports   6.10 (2023): 01-08.