LaunchDSI, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, promotes accredited drug seller initiatives to improve access to affordable, quality medicines and pharmaceutical services in retail drug outlets.
Starting in Tanzania in 2003 with the accredited drug dispensing outlets (ADDOs), the accreditation model has been refined and adapted for Uganda and Liberia. LaunchDSI exists to help advance the accredited drug seller model in other African countries.
Over more than a decade MSH authors have published a number of journal articles describing the accredited drug seller implementation experience and lessons learned in Tanzania—home of the flagship ADDO program. Ranging from robust multi-method quantitative research to informative qualitative research, the compendium is classified by overarching topic and includes links to the full articles, […]
Working with an international training expert, LaunchDSI updated Uganda’s ADS dispensing (sellers) and business (owners) curricula with new content and teaching methods. Additional content includes instructions on conducting rapid diagnostic tests for malaria and a suite of notifiable diseases that can be incorporated based on an individual country’s risk profile. In addition, our expert applied […]
Nasser Lubowa of Uganda’s National Drug Authority, Aziz Maija of MSH Uganda, and Eliphace Mkumbo of LaunchDSI in Tanzania will be presenting a poster at EAHF in Kampala in June 2016. The conference theme is: The Role of the Private Sector in Attaining the Healthcare Sustainable Development Goals. The Uganda team will discuss their experiences in implementing […]