Describing the quality of a logistics and supplies management systems at Kisasi and Kitende Health Centre IIs under Namirembe Diocese, Church of Uganda
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Logistics and supplies management system is management system that ensures or fulfils the six rights by delivering the right products the right quantities, at the, in right time, in the right condition, for the right cost and to the right place. In many organizations, this management system is neglected leading to unavailability of supplies. A study to describe the logistics and supplies systems, assess the Usage of HMIS forms 015,017&105, assess the management of stores and determining whether the In-Charges and Administrators had training in logistics and supplies management at both Kisasi and Kitende Health Centre IIs under Namirembe Diocese –Church of Uganda was designed and carried out. A qualitative and quantitative, non –interventional but descriptive cross sectional study was carried out in one phase stretching from May to September 2008. The findings show that the logistics and supplies management system at the two Health Centres that is Kisasi and Kitende Health Centre IIs did not conform to the standards of a quality Logistic and supplies management system. The logistics and supplies management system at both health units does not deliver the right goods, at the right place, at the right time and at the right cost. Usage of HMIS forms105 is relatively perfect, usage of HMIS 015 stood at 60% and HMIS017 at 0%.The In-Charges and Administrators were found not to have had chance to formally train in logistics and supplies management. In conclusion, the study being a non- interventional one because of time limitation but descriptive cross sectional in design, proposed recommendations after discovering that the logistics and supplies management system at both Kisasi and Kitende Health Centres IIs had faults leading to drugs/ supplies unavailability at both Health Centres.