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H.E the Ambassador of the Indian High Commission in Uganda, on behalf of the Government of India has donated an assortment of medicines and health supplies for Covid-19 response to the Ministry of Health Uganda.

The donation was received by the State Minister of Health in charge of Primary Health Care (PHC) Hon. Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu on behalf of the Government of Uganda at the National Medical Stores headquarters in Entebbe.

This follows bilateral talks that took place between the President of the republic of Uganda, HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the Prime Minister of the republic of India recently which called for working together to strengthen the fight against Covid-19 in the two countries.

NMS Management pledged to store the supplies in the highest safety conditions and deliver them to the intended users in quality time.

Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health at the launch of mosquito net distribution exercise.

Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health with Mr. Paul Okware, Chief of Stores and Operations at NMS during the launch of mosquito nets distribution exercise.

The Ministry of Health launched the distribution exercise of free mosquito nets across the country. The exercise started in June 2020 and is expected to close at the end of the year.

So far, only 4.5 million mosquito nets out of the 27 million have been procured. The first batch will be distributed in 25 districts that were hit most by floods around Lake Kyoga and in districts with high prevalence rate of malaria.

General Manager NMS Moses Kamabare and Board Chairman Dr Jotham Musinguzi recieving MPs from Nordic countries who had visited NMS new warehouse in Kajjansi

Date: 12/2/2020

National Medical Stores (NMS) in collaboration with the Global Fund, GAVI, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and UNICEF on Tuesday 11th February 2020 hosted a delegation of Members of Parliament(MPs) from Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Sweden.

National Medical Stores(NMS) and the Ministry of Health hosted a farewell dinner for the US Ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac at Serena Hotel, Kampala.
Speaking during the dinner, the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng thanked the US government for supporting Uganda’s health sector.

By James Odong 

The people of Uganda put National Medical Stores(NMS) in place through an Act of Parliament and gave it a three-fold mandate: to Procure, Warehouse and Distribute Essential Medicines and Medical Supplies, primarily to Government health facilities.

We have further crystallized this mandate to focus on major deliverables. One is to ensure that we stock all the essential medicines and medical supplies that the health facilities have quantified through their procurement plans, against the available budget. The second deliverable is to ensure that we deliver to these health facilities as indicated in our published Delivery Schedule.


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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