|Job Title:||National Consultant to update the Sudan Essential Medicines List|
|Salary:||Attractive and Project Funded|
|Supervisor:||Director, Directorate General of Pharmacy, FMOH|
|Closing Date:||12 July 2017|
The Directorate General of Pharmacy (DGoP), FMoH is the governant body that is responsible for managing the pharmaceutical sector in Sudan along with the National medicines and Poisons Board and the National Medical Supply Fund. The main duty of DGoP is to formulate and monitor all policies, guidelines related to the developing of pharmaceutical sector in Sudan, and to promote the rational use of medicine. Health is a fundamental human right, and reaching the universal health coverage is an important worldwide goal, but without the availability of necessary medicines this goal will be far to reach. Provision of essential medicine is one of the eight components that Alma Ata declaration has put for primary health care (SekharKar, et al; 2010). As definition, essential medicines are those satisfy the priority health care needs of the population. They are selected based upon public health relevance, efficacy and safety evidences, and comparative cost-effectiveness of medicines. They are meant to be available on adequate amounts, in the appropriate dosage forms, with assured quality and adequate information, and at a price that is affordable for all community members.
The concept of essential medicines has been introduced for the first time in 1977 by the World Health Organization (WHO), Sudan was of the first country to adopt this concept in 1981 as part of the Federal Ministry of Health national drug policy, since 1981 the essential medicine list (EML) was updated in a sporadic pattern in 1985, 1987, 1993, 2001, 2004, 2007, till the year 2014 where the last update was carried out by the DGoP.
All these measures, programs and policies concerned with essential medicines are brought as solution to solve the problems of inequities in medicines distribution, poor quality of care and in provision of better management for medicines approaches.
EML should be updated each 2 years to cope with revolution and development of the health and the pharmaceutical sector to grantee the quality of data presented for the practitioners and to deliver its value as guide for the procurement and supply in the public sector, reimbursement schemes for medicine costs, medicine donations, and local production.
This activity is aimed at hiring a national consultant to update the national essential medicine list. The consultant will work in coordination with the Directorate General of Pharmacy (DGoP), and a task force representing all stake holders with the following scope and objectives:
|Duties and responsibilities:
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Director General of Pharmacy and close collaboration with the Director of Planning and Polices Directorate – DGoP, the National Consultant will coordinate and follow up the updating of the Sudan Essential Medicines List with the following specific TORs:
Deliverable: List of stakeholders and their role in updating EML
Deliverable: list of committee members and their term of reference
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
Fluency in both written and spoken English and Arabic
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