Commitment to Action

Scaling Up Community Access to Quality Medicine & Care

Commitment by

Management Sciences For Health

In 2011, Management Sciences for Health and its partners committed to bring quality essential medicines to 70 million people in rural communities by scaling up sustainable, accredited drug-seller programs in five African nations by 2015. Drawing on the power of public-private partnerships, the commitment aims to accredit more private drug shops, train more dispensers, and legally sell more essential medicines to the millions of people who first turn to their private, local drug shop for medicine and health care advice. This program also focuses on positively impacting the lives of thousands of female workers, as research shows that the majority of drug shop dispensers - up to 90% in some areas - are women.

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Commitment

Scaling Up Community Access to Quality Medicine & Care

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

6 years

Estimated Total Value

$15,000,000

Region

Africa

Countries

LIBERIA, Tanzania, UGANDA

Commitment by

Management Sciences For Health

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

United Republic of Tanzania, United States Agency for International Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Republic of Liberia, Republic of Uganda