Currently OpenLMIS’s stock management is not program-based (as are all other major processes) which makes it difficult for non-speciality facilities to manage their SOH and product list. Smaller (and most served) facilities manage their stock despite the health program they belong to, I.e., a commodity such as Condoms is simply managed as a product, despite the programs it belongs to, in this case Family Planning and HIV.
Initial feedback from users show that:
- As a HF logistician I want to be able to view and manage my SOH despite the program(s) the products are assigned to.
- As a HF manager is want to easily submit program-based requisitions following the current MoH directives, looking at Mozambique,:
- Malaria requisitions should be monthly, report only and collect program data;
- Essential Meds and HIV should be monthly and result in fulfillment by my managing facility - district/provincial warehouse:
- The quantities fulfilled should be added to my facility’s (general) SOH;
As a solution, the GHSC-PSM Mozambique team is considering to custom develop the available stock management module to comply with the requirements listed above, this would:
- Ensure that despite the programs each product might be assigned to, the SOH would be a sum of received quantities (either from fulfillment or the stock management module) by retiring the concept of program-based management of stock;
- With the use of SIGLUS Archive Product feature, the facilities will be able to independently enable/disable the products they use out of the national meds list;
Looking at the build of the stock management module would you say that this is feasible? Any thoughts?