PUBLIC MONITORING OF THE DELIVERY AND USE OF MEDICINES AT THE LOCAL LEVEL: CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

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Within the framework of the Project ‘Procurement Support Services to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine’ UNDP provides support to the electronic system for monitoring the availability of medical supplies at medical institutions "E Liky", which was launched in 2016.

About 20 regions of Ukraine are already providing information to the resource eliky.in.ua on medicines available to patients in hospitals. The platform " E Liky” became an innovative approach to protecting the rights of citizens for quality medical care.  Now patients can receive information about what drugs that are purchased at the budget cost and are available in the hospital.

To understand whether the life-saving medicines procured for the state budget reached the respective patients, the project plans to provide grants to regional non-governmental organizations to monitor supply and distribution of drugs procured with support of UNDP at the central level. UNDP will grant only one organization per region.

Main goal and objectives of the competition

Goal: Track efficiency in delivery and logistics of medicines purchased by UNDP for the MOH to appropriate healthcare facilities in the regions, and to collect information on the availability of drugs for patients.

Strengthen the capacity of non-governmental organizations working for patients’ rights protection.

Main tasks:

  1. Monitor delivery of the medicines purchased by UNDP for the Ministry of Health in 2016 and 2017 (delivered in 2016 and 2017 respectively) for the programs of a) child hepatitis and b) adult oncology. The monitoring should address the following topics: which medical institution in the regions received the medicines and in what quantity; concordance of medicines quantities ordered during the planning process and received; delivery time from the central warehouse to the regional/hospital warehouses; problems encountered during the delivery.

  2. Monitor delivery of the medicines purchased by UNDP for the MOH in 2016 and 2017 (delivered in 2016 and 2017 respectively) for the programs a) child hepatitis and b) adult oncology. The monitoring should address the following topics: the number of patients who need treatment with the respective medicines; number of patients who received free medicines; why patients could not get free medicine needed for treatment; timeliness of the receipt of the lifesaving medicines.

UNDP will provide a methodology and tools of the monitoring after signing the grant agreement.

Deadline for bids was continued - bids will be accepted until September 13, 2017.

Duration of grants: 3 months from the date of signing the agreement.

Maximum amount of the application: up to 125, 000 UAH per grant. UNDP will support only four applications from different regions of Ukraine.

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