WORKSHOP FOR TRANSFER OF DRUG SUPPLY MANAGEMENT TOOLS IN HIV TREATMENT & PREVENTION (HMED)
On the morning of September 14, 2020, the Department of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control collaborated with the United States Agency for International Development in Vietnam (USAID) to organize a workshop to transfer Drug Supply Management Tools for treatment and prevention. HIV prevention (HMED).
The Drug Supply Management Tool for HIV Treatment and Prevention (HMED) was born in the context of ARV drug supply transfer, subject to regulations on management of reports on request from donors and the characteristics from payment sources as well as treatment regimens; causing difficulties and pressure for health workers from doctors and pharmacists, specialists of the HIV/AIDS treatment management system.
In just 6 short months, Orenda’s engineering team has built and successfully developed an online tool HMED to help manage drug supply in HIV treatment and prevention – which can be synchronized on different devices. from computers, laptops, Ipads and smart phones, to meet the urgent needs in this new period and situation. Attending the workshop were Deputy Director of the Department of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Phan Thi Thu Huong; USAID Health Program Director Ms. Ritu Singh, representatives from the Ministry of Health agencies: Drug Administration, Information Technology Department, National Drug Center and representatives of international organizations: PEPFAR, CDC.
Speaking at the workshop, Deputy Director of the Department of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Phan Thi Thu Huong emphasized the context of HIV drug use and management and the need for a centralized management tool to support health workers. health and management levels in the supply and regulation of drugs in HIV treatment and prevention. The Deputy Director also expressed his hope that in the coming time, donors such as USAID, PEPFAR, etc. will continue to accompany and provide technical support to the Department of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control in HIV treatment and prevention. in general and continue to support to update and expand features for HMED tools in particular.
Up to now, the system has supported all HIV treatment facilities nationwide, nearly 600 facilities and 64 provinces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBWUjaSYDPU