Effects of Pharmaceutical Procurement Processes on Performance of Public Health Facilities in Mombasa County, Kenya


  • Fred Mugambi


Funding, Information technology, Skills, Tendering procedure.


Performance in the Public Health facilities worldwide involves several key indicators in public procurement processes. Literature review suggests that, procurement efficiency and procurement effectiveness contribute to increased performance of Public Health facilities since drugs and commodities are always readily available for utilization and consumption. In most African countries, public procurement for pharmaceuticals is handled by personnel with limited knowledge and experience in designing optimal procurement systems to fit the ever changing demands in health facilities. The objective of this research project is therefore, to evaluate and establish how tendering procedures, skills and training, embracing technology and funding for pharmaceutical procurement processes affect performance of Public Health facilities in Mombasa County, Kenya. Several studies carried out on efficiency in procurement performance in health systems do not identify the quantitative and qualitative relationships between skills, tendering processes, technology and funding for pharmaceutical procurement processes in correlation to performance of Public Health facilities in Mombasa County.

The study was conducted through a descriptive research design on Public Health facilities located within the Mombasa County. The target population constituted 217 Public Health facilities and a simple random sampling technique was used to select a sample size of 67 which was 30% of the total population. Interviewer administered questionnaire was used to collect primary data while secondary data gathered through reviews of both theoretical and empirical literatures. Pilot testing was conducted to obtain some assessment of the questions

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How to Cite

Wasike, D. W., & Mugambi, F. (2015). Effects of Pharmaceutical Procurement Processes on Performance of Public Health Facilities in Mombasa County, Kenya. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR), 24(1), 245–272. Retrieved from https://gssrr.org/index.php/JournalOfBasicAndApplied/article/view/4340