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Pharmacy activities, in general, complement the rest of the activities carried out at the level of the US, with the primary aim of ensuring access to medicines available at the NHS (National Health Service). However, ultimately, all interventions will be aimed at supporting the expansion of the coverage of ART services and implementing MOH guidelines.

To develop strategies and mechanisms to support the pharmacy area, CCS adheres to the priorities of the MOH, in particular the Strategic Plan for Pharmaceutical Logistics (pelf) from CMAM (Central medicines and medical articles)

In the course of daily activities, there is no need to have a greater presence at the level of provincial departments. This happens through the presence of Pharmacy Officers in each of the supported provinces.

Main objectives

• Implementation of SIMAM (computer system monitoring of drugs and medical supplies)
• Logistics support for medicines and medical supplies
• Improve and enhance the implementation strategy of QUEUE (single sheet antiretroviral lifting) in the two supported provinces and improve the registry book of those missing and lost to follow-up in ART
• Support the implementation of improved conditions for dispensing medication
• Support the provinces and HF in carrying out regular data triangulation for CMAM and its corresponding monthly summary
• Monitor main drug stock and support in quantifying drugs
Key Activities Supported
• Support the Provincial Agencies in implementing the new version of SIMAM and maintain a functional system
• Support logistics of drugs and supplies, both for the acquisition of cars and trucks, such as for coordinating with district directions (particularly in Inhambane) to establish routes to ensure that essential drugs are available in the HF
• Support to improve and enhance the implementation strategy of QUEUES and the registry book of those missing and lost to follow-up in ART (Basic Program Implementation Reviews)
• Support the implementation of improved medication dispensing conditions through small rehabilitation and organization of services in the pharmacy
• Support the provinces and HF in carrying out regular data triangulation CMAM and monthly summary
• Monitor main drug stock and support in quantifying drugs

The laboratory area is relatively recent in the CCS, the main activities undertaken:

Main activities:

• During the reference period, CCS has allocated funds and provided technical assistance to improve the laboratory conditions of HG Mavalane and CS Cemento Polana in Maputo.
• The laboratory professionals were involved in the CD4 expansion plan, with the introduction of Pima and the implementation of dosing lymphocytes T CD4-through Pima in Inhambane province.
• CCS funded the participation of 6 Lab Technicians from Inhambane province in the Coaches Training for the use of PIMAS, held in Maputo.
• In August 2013, these professionals replicated the PIMAS training for 23 laboratory technicians from different selected districts, which would operate the PIMAS in Inhambane Province. In Maputo City, they began to implement the PIMAS in roughly the same period.
• In September, due to the transfer of the biochemistry apparatus from Urban CS to the District Hospital of Massinga, these technicians in collaboration with other DPS Inhambane, conducted a training for 3 operators at Biochemistry unit in HD Massinga. The biochemistry equipment benefits Massinga, Funhalouro and Morrumbene districts, thus shortening the distances that these patients must travel for HPI.

Rehabilitation/Renovations pharmacies in the US

Most pharmacies in the HF do not present conditions for the packaging of medicines and likewise for dispensing to patients, particularly in the management of data for monitoring and remission of patients with chronic diseases such as HIV-positive patients.
Thus, the main objective of interventions in the rehabilitation of pharmacies is to better organize the spaces, equipping the pharmacy with appropriate furniture for activities (in particular conditions for archiving and management of FILAS and other management tools related to ARVs) and above all ensure better conditions for users of pharmacies; to have benches to sit on beneath the shade during the waiting time as well as privacy conditions during the dispensing of medicines.

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