FG Tackles Wastages and Expiries, Supports State LMCUs with Working Tools

FG Tackles Wastages and Expiries, Supports State LMCUs with Working Tools

Equipment Donated by National Product Supply Chain Management Programme to States

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Supply Chain Integration Project (NSCIP) of the National Product Supply Chain Management Programme (NPSCMP) is supporting the Logistics Management Coordination Units (LMCU) in all states of the country with state of the art equipment to bolster their activities towards ensuring that health commodities are available to patients and reduce incidences of wastages and expiries at health facilities. Equipment delivered to each state LMCU include; Generating sets, work stations, desktops/laptops computers, printers, photocopiers, scanners, projectors, print papers and metal shelves.

In his brief address, the National Coordinator of NSCIP; Pharm. Linus Odoemene thanked the Hon. Minister of Health; Prof. Isaac Adewole for his support and also called on partners like the Global Fund to not relent in their support for the country especially in terms of equipment support towards the strengthening of systems.

He called on state governments to further support the LMCUs in ensuring that health commodity coordination is done properly especially during the procurement, storage, distribution and eventually use of these products.

The Nigeria Supply Chain Integration Project (NSCIP), was setup in 2014 to ensure that public health commodities, stakeholders and systems are aligned towards improvement of patient outcomes while reducing incidences of product expiries and wastages.