Logistics Management Information Systems, Training and Availability of Contraceptives: A Case of Uganda’s Public Health Sector
Keywords:Logistics management information systems, Training, Contraceptives, Stochastic
This paper examines the influence of logistics management information systems and training on the availability of contraceptives in Uganda’s public health sector. The study was motivated by the increased unavailability of the commonly demanded contraceptives and their implications for the local economy. Drawing from the resource dependence theory (RDT), this study adopts a deductive approach to address the issue at hand. Using a multi-stage sampling design, quantitative data were collected from 110 self – administered questionnaires from public health centre IIs in South Western Uganda. The Questionnaires were administered to an officer responsible for managing logistics from each of the selected public health facilities. PLS-SEM approach was used for data analysis. The findings of the study reveal a positive and significant influence between logistics management information systems (LMIS) and the availability of contraceptives in the public health sector. Similarly, the study results also indicate that there is a positive and significant influence of training on the availability of contraceptives. The government and other policymakers are advised to increase resources to implement more logistics management information systems (LMIS) in public health facilities, improve capacity building through increased training of medical workers and village health teams (VHTs) as well as implementing adolescent clinics.
Key Words: Logistics management information systems, Training, Contraceptives, Stochastic