Papua New Guinea Medical Supply Reform: Impact evaluation
Summary of publication
This report presents the first year (2013) of a multi-year evaluation into medical supply reform in Papua New Guinea (PNG). This report presents the methods, findings and recommendations and is intended for use by all stakeholders involved in medical supplies in PNG. It aims to assess and provide benchmarks for the whole medical supply system, including recent interventions such as the procurement and distribution of the 100% essential medical supply kits by the Australian Government.
The objectives of this evaluation were:
- To verify the efficiency, sustainability and achievement of, or progress towards, the expected intermediate or end-of-program outcomes of the GoPNG sector-wide medical supply reforms and their contribution to health service delivery outcomes in PNG
- To generate knowledge and lessons for developing countries and development partners on how direct service delivery reforms can be sustainably implemented in PNG (and similar Pacific and/or decentralised settings, with a focus on poverty, equity, and maternal and child health targeting).