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close this bookOperational principles for good pharmaceutical procurement (UNICEF - UNFPA - WB - WHO/EDM, 1999, 32 p.)
close this folder2. Strategic objectives for good pharmaceutical procurement
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View the document1. Procure the most cost-effective drugs in the right quantities
View the document2. Select reliable suppliers of high-quality products
View the document3. Ensure timely delivery
View the document4. Achieve the lowest possible total cost

3. Ensure timely delivery

The third strategic objective is that the procurement and distribution systems must ensure timely delivery of appropriate quantities to central or provincial stores and adequate distribution to health facilities where the products are needed.