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  • NMS General Manager Moses Kamabare shows the IG's staff technology tools used to monitor delivery of drugs across Uganda
    NMS General Manager Moses Kamabare shows the IG's staff technology tools used to monitor delivery of drugs across Uganda

    NMS General Manager Moses Kamabare shows the IG's staff technology tools used to monitor delivery of drugs across Uganda

  • NMS General Manager Moses Kamabare leads IG staff on a tour of the new pharmaceuticals warehouse in Kajjansi of Entebbe road
    NMS General Manager Moses Kamabare leads IG staff on a tour of the new pharmaceuticals warehouse in Kajjansi of Entebbe road

    NMS General Manager Moses Kamabare leads IG staff on a tour of the new pharmaceuticals warehouse in Kajjansi of Entebbe road

  • The IG's team is taken through the process of drug storage and delivery at NMS headquarters in Kampala on April 20, 2021
    The IG's team is taken through the process of drug storage and delivery at NMS headquarters in Kampala on April 20, 2021

    The IG's team is taken through the process of drug storage and delivery at NMS headquarters in Kampala on April 20, 2021

  • NMS General Manager received two pickups from the Ministry of Health to support vaccine distribution supervision and cold chain maintenance work in the country
    NMS General Manager received two pickups from the Ministry of Health to support vaccine distribution supervision and cold chain maintenance work in the country
  • WIDE SHOT OF THE NEW MODERN NMS WAREHOUSE
    WIDE SHOT OF THE NEW MODERN NMS WAREHOUSE

    The new state of the art warehouse is situated on 10 acres of land and will contain 30,000 pallet locations.

  • LAUNCH OF NMS+ THE NEW NMS ERP SYSTEM THAT WILL INCREASE ACCOUNTABILITY
    LAUNCH OF NMS+ THE NEW NMS ERP SYSTEM THAT WILL INCREASE ACCOUNTABILITY

    The former American Ambassador to Uganda H.E. Deborah R. Malac greets Director Beatrice Lagada Amongi (Mrs) of the  NMS Board of Directors, at the Launch of NMS+ [Feb 15th 2019] as other Directors of the NMS Board look on.

  • ISO 9001: 2008 CERTIFIED FOR PROCUREMENT, STORAGE, SALES AND DISTRIBUTION
    ISO 9001: 2015 CERTIFIED FOR PROCUREMENT, STORAGE, SALES AND DISTRIBUTION

    NMS Processes of Procurement, Sales, Storage and Distribution of Medicine and Medical supplies are ISO 9001: 2015 CERTIFIED [23rd Aug 2018]

  • WE DELIVER TO THE DOOR STEP OF EVERY PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITY IN UGANDA
    WE DELIVER TO THE DOOR STEP OF EVERY PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITY IN UGANDA

    Our team  offloading Essential Medicine and Medical supplies at Moyo District Health Office. [Jan 2019]

  • NMS WILL BEAT ALL ODDDS TO DELIVER AS PER THE PUBLISHED DELIVERY SCHEDULE
    NMS WILL BEAT ALL ODDDS TO DELIVER AS PER THE PUBLISHED DELIVERY SCHEDULE

    Despite the challenges faced, NMS beats all odds to deliver as per the published delivery schedule to every facility in Uganda.

  • FACILITIES VERIFY THE  QUALITY AND QUANTINTIES OF ALL SUPPLIES DELIVERED BY NMS PRIOR TO ACCEPTING THEM
    FACILITIES VERIFY THE QUALITY AND QUANTINTIES OF ALL SUPPLIES DELIVERED

    To foster transparency and accountability, all supplies delivered by NMS are first verified by the health facility

  • NMS WORKS WITH DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS TO EXECUTE ITS MANDATE
    NMS WORKS WITH DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS TO EXECUTE ITS MANDATE

    NMS General Manager hosted the  Director of the Oversight & Investigations Committee of the US House of Representatives, Jeannette Windon and her delegation at NMS [Jan 2018]

  • ENGAGEMENT WITH DIFFERENT STAKEHOLDERS
    ENGAGEMENT WITH DIFFERENT STAKEHOLDERS

    The former Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Grace Henry Ntagali, engages the media after a guided tour of the NMS Warehouse [ Dec 2018]

  • RECOGNISED FOR EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT BY UNICEF
    RECOGNISED FOR EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT BY UNICEF

    UNICEF awarded NMS a certificate in Recognition of Exceptional Achievement for improvement in EVM Criteria Scores and Infrastructure Capacity and Quality at the National Level [2018]

Inspectorate of Government Officials impressed by progress made by NMS during courtesy visit

Kampala. 20th April, 2021- National Medical Stores (NMS) hosted a team from the Inspectorate of Government to create awareness about its operations, challenges faced in executing its mandate and establish a working partnership with the institution.

While addressing the Inspectorate representatives, the General Manager NMS- Moses Kamabare noted that while NMS fulfills its mandate of delivering medicines and medical supplies to the public health facilities, some individuals in charge of the supplies at the health facilities hoard the supplies with hopes of selling them illegally.

“Through the NMS Last Mile Delivery of commodities, we ensure essential medicines and health supplies are delivered right to the door step of the health centers and the in-charge of the center receives and signs a delivery note confirming receipt of the supplies. However, we continue to receive reports of claims of absence of the medicines and supplies which we investigate only to find that they have been shelved for months with an agenda of selling the medicines and supplies yet they are not for sell.”

Kamabare further noted that some people obtain medicines from various facilities feigning sickness with the purpose of selling the medicines while some pharmacists prescribe medicines outside the health centers or in large quantities against the Ministry of Health Standard Clinical Guidelines thus causing harm to the health of the recipient.

“We have seen some people who pretend to fall sick and pick medicines which are not for sell from various public health facilities and they have made businesses out of this, selling to people even across the border. It is imperative that we therefore develop a system to monitor and track the amount of medicines people receive from any public health facility across the country because this affects the availability of medicines. We need to hold these perpetrators to account,” he said.

The Inspectorate of Government team comprising of Director Leadership Code, Annet Twine, Manager Strategic Partnerships and Public Relations- Munira Ali, ManagerVerifications, Amos Baguma and Senior Inspectorate Officer, Pauline Nansamba expressed appreciation of the information shared with them and promised to support the store in ensuring availability of medical supplies especially in the regional health centers.

The Inspectorate Manager Strategic Partnerships and Public Relations-Munira Ali called for partnership between the Inspectorate and NMS to hold recipients of the medical supplies to account.

“One of the things we do is monitor implementation of government programs but we’ve also done this through empowering communities. We have over 90,000-foot soldiers mostly in the northern part of the country and we want to see how we can actually work together to utilize these foot soldiers. We have a lot of experience working with them. When you deliver drugs, can you give them a copy of the medicines that have been delivered so that if there’s any issue, someone may even be able to approach them and ask them about the unavailable supplies and they can help them to go and find out by demanding for information.”

In a letter addressed to NMS by Mariam Wangadya, Deputy Inspector General of Government and presented by Director Leadership Code, Annet Twine, she noted that, “The health sector is one of the most scrutinized public service as it directly affects citizens’ right of life and it is for this reason that NMS must espouse the highest level of integrity in performance of their duties. We are happy with the innovations NMS has put in place to promote efficiency in their work and also promote accountability and integrity. I encourage NMS to ensure that systems and procedures are transparent and that accountability is done in a timely manner.”

The visit concluded with a tour of the new state of the art NMS warehouse in Kajjansi during which the IG team further expressed appreciation of the strides taken by NMS in ensuring availability of safe and standard medical supplies in the country and re-echoed their support.

NMS Smart Care is a set of online tools (including mobile APPS - NMS SMART CARE APP and NMS LMD APP in Google Play Store) that enable Public Health Facilities and the general public to give and receive feedback on the medicine and medical supplies. Read More

NMS delivers medicine up to the facility’s doorstep. NMS delivers medicine to all health facilities from RRH’s, General Hospitals, HCIV’s, HCIII’s and HCII’s through a system called Last mile delivery Read More

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