WHO: “moving warehouse” for medicines/vaccines in Senegal

WHO highlighted deployment of a new “moving warehouse” in Senegal’s Saint Louis district yielding “the prospect of huge efficiencies in the supply of vaccines and medicines to health centres.” WHO said that through the system, insulated trucks deliver vaccines and other health products directly from regional warehouses to health centres, without interim stocking at district level. Products are delivered according to the needs indentified by the health centres, with delivery teams able to provide on-site supportive supervision and maintenance of equipment when deliveries are made. Stock management is computerized, with real-time, web-based information exchange between the moving warehouse, health centres, and regional and national storage facilities.