Determination and Guts – NDS Delivers Lifesaving Medicine Nationwide

It is often said, “where there is a will there is a way”. The National Drugs Service fed on this mantra to pull an impossible streak of consistency in delivering life-saving medicine across the country especially during the rainy season.

In furtherance of the President’s Pro-poor agenda, the National Drug Service now the Central Medical Stores is determined to ensure that medication and medical supplies are available throughout the length and breadth of the country especially in poor rural communities.

Despite the enormity of the challenges in terms of logistics, and deplorable roads network, the managing Director Hon. Boakai Boley remains upbeat about the health sector transformation under this President and the robust MOH leadership.

“Sometimes it’s not how much you ’ve got, or how bad the circumstances are. It is about your drive, guts, and determination for glory to God and for Country.” Hon. Boley said.

Despite the impossible roads especially in the Southeast, the NDS has successfully delivered to all 14 counties and commences Montserrado distribution on October 10.

Hon. Boley Expressed delight in the president’s reaffirmation of National Road connectivity as this Government’s top priority.

“Roads brings development and promotes rapid multisectoral positive transformation in the right trajectory”. Director Boley Lamented.

He thanked Minister Jallah and the entire MOH leadership for their coordination and support. He also expressed gratitude to critical development partners: (USAID, GLOBAL FUND, UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO among others) for their technical and financial support which make these delivers possible.

Since his ascendency, the NSD has had consistent uninterrupted quarterly nationwide distribution with shrinking stockout crisis. These medicines include critical TB, HIV and Malaria therapies as well as essential medicine and medical supplies.

Round 10 commodity distribution to the 14 counties a.o. 10/07/2018

No.

County

Remark

1

Nimba

Delivered

2

Lofa

Delivered

3

Bong

Delivered

4

Margibi

Delivered

5

Grand Bassa

Delivered

6

Rivercess

Delivered

7

Cape Mount

Delivered

8

Bomi

Delivered

9

Gbarpolu

Delivered

10

Sinoe

Delivered

11

Grand Gedeh

Delivered

12

River Gee

Delivered

13

Maryland

Delivered

14

Grand Kru

Road cut off. Stored in Behwan Health center G. Kru

15

Montserrado

Distribution begin Oct. 10 to all approved health facilities

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