||Evaluation of the Performance of Expanded Immunization Programme Supply Chain and Logistics Management in Southern Benin Rural Health District
SOSSA JÉRÔME CHARLES ,
AGUEH VICTOIRE DAMIENNE AGOSSI ,
BADET M. ,
||Universal Journal of Public Health
||The objective was to evaluate the performance of the expanded immunization programme’s (EPI) supply chain of and logistics management in Comé health district in 2015. This cross-sectional and evaluative study concerned the central deposit of vaccines and 19 health care centers randomly selected. Data on the performance of EIP supply chain of and logistics management were collected from 5 to 30 March 2015 using direct observation, document exploitation, questionnaire and individual interview in 20 health workers directly involved in EIP activities and 59 mothers of children aged 0-11 months. The performance of the supply chain and logistics management was assessed through three components “structure”, “process” and “results” using predetermined score of two scales seeking for achievement of criterions included in components. The overall performance of the EIP’s supply chain and logistics in the health district of Comé was rated fair (score = 75.2%). The performance level was good for “structure” (score = 90.3%), acceptable for the “process” (score = 79, 85%) and poor for the “results” of the management of supply chain and logistics (score = 59.48%). The level of performance EIP supply chain and logistics was sub-optimal. Adequate measures should be considered to improve the component “result” of the EIP supply chain and logistics management in the health district of Comé.
||Evaluation, Supply Chain, Logistics, Expanded Immunization Programme, Performance, Health District, Benin
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