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Analytical summary - Medical products, vaccines, infrastructures and equipment

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Descriptive summary

Due to the very low local production limited to the production of fluids and medical gases, supply of Congo drugs is mainly based on imports. Two networks of drug importation serve the market, the public network and private network. The private network is the most important, it is controlled by six importers: LABOREX, September, COOPHARCO, SAîPHARMA, BETA PHARMA, ZENUPHA. It also includes supply structures belonging to religious orders and NGOs (CARITAS, RED CROSS and SALVATION ARMY).

The public network consists of the COMEG is a public institution with an independent management. This is a procurement center set up in partnership with the European Union and other institutions of cooperation in the PASCOB. With regard to logistics, only five (5) departmental directorates of twelve (12) have suitable premises. The infrastructure is old, dilapidated and lack of furniture, office equipment base, nautical facilities and telecommunications.

Forces
  • Medical Products
    • Not available
  • Medical Equipment
    • Not available
  • Biomedical products (Vaccines)
    • Not available
  • ICT
    • Not available
  • Infrastructure
    • Not available


Weaknesses
  • Medical Products
  • Lack of scientific rigor of dispensing practices
    • Resistance to the prescription of generic
    • 60% of CSI only apply the strategy used MEG using standardized procedures for diagnosis and treatment strategies
    • Low capacity for medication management
  • Medical Equipment
    • Low management capacity of the equipment
  • Biomedical products (Vaccines)
    • Low capacity for management of medical devices
  • ICT
    • Not available
  • INFRASTRUCTURE
    • Not available


Recommendations
  • Ensuring access to essential generic drugs,
  • Better management of medicines
  • Good coverage in health facilities