Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 4

Developing Standard Operating Procedures for Supply Chains to Support Neglected Tropical Disease Mass Drug Administration in an Endemic Country: Lessons Learned in Senegal

Ndeye Astou Badiane1*, Boubacar Diop2, Sylla Thiam3, Ndeye Mbacke5, Seynabou Ndour6 and Elizabeth Wilskie4

1ADP and Oxygen Projects Coordinator, Senegal Country Program, PATH, Fann Résidence Rue Saint John Perse X F. Dakar, Senegal
2Direction of Disease Control, Neglected Tropical Disease Control Program, Ministry of Health and Social Action, Fann Résidence, Rue Aimé Césaire, Dakar, Senegal
3Sunu Sante Consulting, 84, Cité Sante Yalla, Hann Bel Air, Dakar, Senegal
4Procurement Officer, Medical Devices and Health Technologies, PATH, 2201 Westlake Ave, Seattle, WA, USA
5Direction of Disease Control, Neglected Tropical Disease Control Program Coordinator, Ministry of Health and Social Action, Fann Résidence, Rue Aimé Césaire, Senegal
6Program Officer, Supply Chain Management, USAID’s Act to End NTDs, West, Senegal

*Corresponding Author: Ndeye Astou Badiane, ADP and Oxygen Projects Coordinator, Senegal Country Program, PATH, Fann Résidence Rue Saint John Perse X F. Dakar, Senegal.

Received: December 13, 2021; Published: March 09, 2022

Abstract

Neglected Tropical Diseases affect more than 1 billion people and remain a major public health problem. Many efforts are being made to combat these diseases to improve the situation of endemic countries on a large scale. One of the main strategies is the use of preventive chemotherapy through mass drug distribution.

Effective supply chain management requires to develop and align to standard operating procedures (SOPs). The World Health Organization and the technical experts of the Neglected Tropical Diseases Supply Chain Forum have defined 11 SOPs. Senegal, in collaboration with PATH, revised the SOPs to adapt them to the country's needs and context.

World Health Organization and various health stakeholders in Senegal organised the SOP manual around seven steps: (1) review of the existing SOP manual, (2) adaptation of the manual to the country's context, (3) development of the SOP manual, (4) development of the twelfth SOP on pharmacovigilance, (5) validation of the SOPs, (6) response to and submission of the World Health Organization questionnaire on the review process, (7) and dissemination of the manual.

Developing SOPs for neglected tropical disease drug supply chain management was a major step towards ensuring availability of high-quality drugs in target areas across the country during mass drug administration. However, to achieve effective drug management in the next distribution campaign, additional efforts are needed, including the development of management tools and training manuals, training of drug distributors, and dissemination of SOPs to all levels of the health system.

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Citation

Citation: Ndeye Astou Badiane., et al. “Developing Standard Operating Procedures for Supply Chains to Support Neglected Tropical Disease Mass Drug Administration in an Endemic Country: Lessons Learned in Senegal”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 6.4 (2022): 26-34.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Ndeye Astou Badiane., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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