National Medical Stores

  • RackingRacking of the Ware Houses has enabled NMS to maximize all available space
  • Systematic Storage of DrugsIntroduction of Barcode Technology and RFID
  • Reduction in Rented Warehouse Space This is due to better utilization of existing warehouse space through Racking
  • Implementation of Warehouse Management SystemAll activities in the ware house from procurement through storage to dispatch are automated
  • Last Mile DeliveryImplementation of Last Mile Delivery has reduced the delivery time to 7 days
  • Automated Temperature Monitoring DevicesImplementation of automated Temperature Monitoring Devices in all Cold Rooms


Delivery of medicine and medical supplies for Cycle 4 has begun with distribution to Regional Referral Hospitals in Eastern Uganda. These include Jinja, Soroti, Mbale and Moroto Hospitals.

The Districts within Zone 1 (near east and Far East) should expect delivery within the month of January 2015. The Districts of Bududa, Manafwa, Butaleja and Tororo will be served second after the referral hospitals and the respective districts within the zone will receive thereafter.

The supplies will include medicine, medical supplies, Laboratory and vaccine supplies. Daily distribution updates will be done as per delivery schedule.