By Yvonne Nkrumah, Julia Mensah

ISBN-10: 1464802874

ISBN-13: 9781464802874

This booklet in short describes the tactics and methodologies for development and maintaining multistakeholder coalition to force reforms within the healthiness quarter. it's in line with the reports of 3 East African countries—Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. It outlines, through bankruptcy, every one country's event in choosing, mobilizing, and coalescing key stakeholders to deal with governance bottlenecks in pharmaceutical procurement and provide chain administration. It highlights demanding situations, successes in addition to classes discovered to steer different international locations.

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Cabañero-Verzosa and Garcia define coalitions as “structures of formal collaboration undergirded by a common vision, and facilitate shared decision-making, material resources among individuals, groups, and organizations. They are formed to carry out joint or coordinated activities and can be either a time-bound or open-ended partnership to achieve a common purpose” (p. 280). Cohen, Baer, and Satterwhite (2002) point out that coalitions offer numerous potential advantages over working independently.

It confirmed that problems in pharmaceutical procurement are widespread and well recognized, but have proved resistant to piecemeal efforts at improvement. At a validation meeting to discuss the findings of the country assessment (attended by nearly 20 participants from government agencies, academia, the donor community, and other stakeholder groups), it became evident that collaborative action was necessary in order to solve these complex challenges. Multistakeholder coalitions are largely recognized for their ability to solve complex problems by interactive learning processes.

This chapter also discusses challenges related to governance issues in procurement and supply chain management in the pharmaceutical sector. Tanzania Country Context Tanzania’s population is predominantly young and rural, and is growing fast. 7 million people, with 45 percent aged 0–14 (Tanzania Demographics Profile 2013). Only 27 percent of Tanzanians live in urban areas (UNICEF 2012). The country’s disease burden consists largely of communicable diseases, which comprised 78 percent of years of life lost (YLL) in 2008.

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