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Medicines Transparency in Zambia

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Presentation of the medicines supply system in Zambia, at the launch of the Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA) in London, May 2008

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Medicines Transparency in Zambia

  1. 1. Zambia Country Presentation Goodwell Lungu 06/04/09
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Initial contacts (since Feb. 2007) July stakeholders consultations CSO meeting in Uganda Stakeholders mtn 12 May Lsk Zambia </li></ul>06/04/09
  3. 3. <ul><li>Agreements reached at MeTA Stakeholder Forum Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Lusaka/Zambia - 12 May 2008 </li></ul>06/04/09
  4. 4. MeTA Zambia Overall Objective <ul><li>To contribute towards improving governance, transparency and accountability in the supply chain of medicines in Zambia in order to increase access to medicines. This will be achieved through </li></ul><ul><ul><li>having a strong civil society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>having a well functioning multi stakeholder governing forum. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(aiming at achieving value for money through enhanced transparency and accountability ) </li></ul></ul>06/04/09
  5. 5. National Stakeholder Forum (sample) <ul><li>Zambia pharmaceutical business forum (ZPBF) </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmaceutical society </li></ul><ul><li>Law association of Zambia (LAZ) </li></ul><ul><li>Faith-based organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Media Institute of Southern Africa(MISA) </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>including statutory bodies (MSL, PRA, MCZ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Tender Board </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Commerce & Industry </li></ul><ul><li>CSOs (TI/Zambia, CHESSORE, FHT, EFZ, ZARAN and others) - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CSOs to identify relevant CSO partners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consumer Association of Zambia </li></ul><ul><li>Drug Enforcement Commission (M of Home Affaires?) </li></ul><ul><li>Global MeTA partners (WHO, WB, DfID) </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operating partners' representative (e.g. CIDA) </li></ul><ul><li>APNAC (African Parliamentary Network against Corruption) </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Corruption Commission of Zambia </li></ul><ul><li>Human Rights Commission </li></ul>06/04/09
  6. 6. National MeTA Secretariat <ul><li>1 to 2 full time (part time?) project managers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>coordination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>information 'repository' </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>web page? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other work assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>temporarily to be located at DSBL office </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multistakeholder group representatives (1 each) from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>government, civil society, private sector, faith-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DSBL Manager, TI (CSO), ZPBF, FBO, MOH) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>meets regularly (e.g. 1/week during set up) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>'contracts' work either to members of stakeholder forum or outside if required </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To establish sub-committees to contribute to particular issues </li></ul>06/04/09
  7. 7. Immediate priorities for Work Plan Area Task Admin and Organisation Organise Secretariat Draft Job Descriptions for Secretariat Manager(s) Draft TOR for Secretariat Drafting financial and administrative arrangements Communicate to Forum Members Planning Develop draft work plan to present to Stakeholder Forum taking into account CSO draft work plan Plan national launch of MeTA Zambia Baseline Collect relevant available data Develop clear understanding of MeTA concept in the Zambian context Develop Communication Strategy
  8. 8. Ongoing activities: <ul><li>WHO/GGM survey </li></ul><ul><li>Survey on access to antimalarial medicines in the private sector (WB/CHAI/UNZA) </li></ul><ul><li>WHO/HAI price survey </li></ul><ul><li>TI/Zambia Health Watch activity to develop tools in 4 pilot districts of Zambia </li></ul><ul><li>Short TA done to help establish MeTA local structure </li></ul><ul><li>CSO Capacity Building workshop in Uganda </li></ul>04/06/09
  9. 9. Next steps: <ul><li>Formal establishment of National MeTA secretariat (by first week of June) </li></ul><ul><li>Development of MeTA country plan (by end of June) </li></ul><ul><li>National launch (July) </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation (August and onwards) </li></ul>04/06/09
  10. 10. Summary <ul><li>Zambia accepted MeTA membership </li></ul><ul><li>A first stakeholder meeting took place </li></ul><ul><li>Secretariat to be established </li></ul><ul><li>Plan of action being developed </li></ul>04/06/09
  11. 11. Thank you! <ul><li>Name of presenter: Goodwell Lungu </li></ul><ul><li>Email: glungu@tizambia.org.zm </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile number: 00 260 977 455 455 </li></ul><ul><li>International Secretariat, info@metasecretariat.org </li></ul><ul><li>MeTA: www.MedicinesTransparency.org </li></ul><ul><li>DFID: www.dfid.gov.uk </li></ul>06/04/09

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