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Afghanistan

Monitoring Framework for Medicine Wholesalers (AF0026)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Afghanistan Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)

Support Institution(s): Relevant civil society organizations

Policy Areas

E-Government, Health, Public Participation, Public Service Delivery, Subnational

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
Existence of open borders with neighboring countries, illicit imports, smuggling of medicines, corruption in customs department, insufficient monitoring on medicine markets and low literacy rate among public caused that expired medicines in some cases can be at the disposal of public and patients in the market.
Lack of appropriate storage condition for some medicines is another major challenge in the medicine market of Afghanistan which requires special temperature, humidity and other special conditions. Failure to comply with medicines’ storage conditions can result to amputation of curative nature of medicine in many cases, adverse medication effects on the health of consumer.

What is the commitment?
To address this problem, MoPH is committed to conducting regular monitoring of the medicine`s market in partnership with civil society. MoPH will not only limit its activities to the collection and dumping of expired medicines, but it will also monitor the storage conditions of medicines in wholesale stocks and pharmacies. All expired medicines and the medicines stored in non-standard conditions have to be collected and dumped. In addition, it shall make wholesalers and pharmaceutical companies provide standard conditions for standard storage of the pharmaceutics.

How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem?
Strict market monitoring can improve the storage conditions of medicines and prevent the supply of substandard and expired medicines. Serious scrutiny of the pharmaceutical market, collection and disposal of poor quality medicines will force all market actors to respect and adhere to the principles and regulations of MoPH for pharmaceutical market.

Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
This commitment is related to accountability and CSOs scrutiny from medicine market ensures civic participation.

Additional information
National Health Policy
National Health Strategy.


Commitments

  1. Revise Law on Recruitment and Authority of Attorneys General

    AF0014, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  2. Revise Law on Local Government

    AF0015, 2019, Legislation & Regulation

  3. Establish Anti-Corruption Commitment

    AF0016, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  4. Draft Beneficial Ownership Legislation

    AF0017, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  5. Portal for Processing Legislative Documents

    AF0018, 2019, Capacity Building

  6. CSO Monitoring of Education

    AF0019, 2019, E-Government

  7. Develop Electronic Complaint System for Local Government

    AF0020, 2019, Capacity Building

  8. Reform and Strengthen Education Data

    AF0021, 2019, Access to Information

  9. Participation in Local Budgeting

    AF0022, 2019, Fiscal Openness

  10. Electronic Revenue Collection System

    AF0023, 2019, Capacity Building

  11. Co-Create University Curriculum

    AF0024, 2019, Education

  12. Reform Promotion System for Police Officers

    AF0025, 2019, E-Government

  13. Monitoring Framework for Medicine Wholesalers

    AF0026, 2019, E-Government

  14. Monitoring of Private and Public Health Centers

    AF0027, 2019, E-Government

  15. Participation in National Budget

    AF0028, 2019, Fiscal Openness

  16. Open Justice for Anti-Corruption

    AF0029, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  17. Women's Empowerment Plan

    AF0030, 2019, Gender

  18. Establishment of Women Grand Council

    AF0031, 2019, Gender

  19. Mechanism of Public Partnership in Inspection Process

    AF0001, 2017, Capacity Building

  20. Law on Processing, Publishing and Enforcing Legislative Documents

    AF0002, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  21. Courts to Address Violence Against Women

    AF0003, 2017, Access to Justice

  22. Public-Police Partnership Councils

    AF0004, 2017, Capacity Building

  23. Registering Assets of Government Officials

    AF0005, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  24. Scheme for Establishing Health Service Accreditation Entity

    AF0006, 2017, Capacity Building

  25. Urban Improvement National Policy

    AF0007, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

  26. Protection Policy for Women Under Conflict and Emergency Situations

    AF0008, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  27. Civil Society Monitoring Plan for Education and Higher Education

    AF0009, 2017, Education

  28. Plan for the Establishment of a Joint Committee Overseeing the Implementation of the Anti-Corruption Strategy

    AF0010, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  29. Strengthen the Information Mechanism in 60 Governmental Agencies

    AF0011, 2017, Access to Information

  30. Implementing Open Contracting

    AF0012, 2017, Access to Information

  31. Public Participation in Road Network Projects

    AF0013, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

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