The launch of the system which is called ‘Pharmaceutical Information Dashboard’ took place on Thursday in the capital Windhoek.

The system will be able to monitor and track in real-time the availability of essential medicines, vaccines or any other clinical consumable at clinics and hospitals across Namibia.

The software, which was funded with more than 7 million Namibia dollars (466,000 U.S. dollars) by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) also includes a built-in early-warning system that will alert supply chain managers and service providers of potential stock-outs.

“This sophisticated tool will help ensure that the right amounts and the right kinds of medication are in the right places, hospitals, clinics and pharmacies across Namibia when they are needed,” U.S. Ambassador to Namibia, Thomas Daughton said.

The Dashboard will further allow managers to shift medicines from facilities that may have too much to others that do not have enough and place measured orders to meet country-wide needs. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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