6.4  Management of pharmaceutical supplies in your Health Post store

Pharmaceutical is pronounced ‘farm-ah-syoo-tik-al’.

In this section, we are using the term pharmaceutical supplies to include all the drugs used for the treatment of defined health conditions or problems (e.g. paracetamol, mebendazole, Coartem, etc.), the vaccines used in the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), and the other tablets or liquids that you may prescribe for patients, such as vitamins, iron supplements and infusion fluids. These items are ordered from the pharmacy at the nearby Health Centre, or from the woreda Health Office.

6.3.3  Ordering supplies to avoid wastage

6.4.1  Why pharmaceutical supplies must be managed carefully