NMS Team delivering GAVI Items (Bicycles and Fridges) - July 30th 2015
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) under the Health Systems Support Program (HSSP) funded and procured Fridges, freezers and bicycles for storage and distribution of vaccines to all Health facilities in Uganda. This was done in Partnership with Ministry of Health and UNICEF whereas NMS has handled the distribution of these items to all Districts.
The launch and flag off was done by the Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye on 28th July, 2015. Among the items procured 1,500 are bicycles, 474 fridges and 100 freezers, meant for Hospitals, HCIV’s and HCII’S. The fridges are used by Health Facilities for vaccine storage while the bicycles will be used by the immunization teams as they traverse the Districts immunizing children.
Distribution of these items is ongoing and the districts of Mbarara, Ntungamo, Kabale, Wakiso, Oyam, Apac, Dokolo, Alebtong, Otuke, Agago, Pader, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kole, Kayunga, Mukono, Jinja, Iganga, Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Mubende, Mityana, and Kisoro have alreday received the items.
More stock of motorcycles, generators and double cabin pickups are expected for the District Health Offices. NMS also received 500 gas cylinders for this purpose and 1000 vaccine carriers have been dispatched to all Districts.
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