Storage of Essential Medicine


Part of its Mandate, the National Medical Stores has a responsibility to store safely all drugs and medicine for bought for and on behalf of Government of Uganda. The Government has the state of the art facilities that ensure the safety of the Country`s drugs.

NMS is in the process of constructing a modern pharmaceutical and medical equipment warehouse in the town of Kajjansi, approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi), by road, northeast of the NMS headquarters in Entebbe. The new warehouse is partly funded by the Global Fund, which has contributed US$7.6 million and by the GAVI Fund, to the tune of US$1.5 million.Completion was slated for June 2019. The warehouse will have a vaccine workshop, a quality control laboratory, offices for more than 200 staff, cold storage rooms, garages and space to accommodate 30,000 pallets of medication. In comparison, the storage in Entebbe can accommodate a maximum of only 12,980 pallets. The facility, which sits on 10 acres (4 ha) of land, will be mounted with solar panels capable of generating 300kV of electricity, providing 50 percent of the energy needs of the project

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