MARPI Clinic’s pharmacy services are integral to our comprehensive healthcare approach, particularly for Key Populations (KPs) and Priority Populations (PPs) living with HIV. Our pharmacy not only dispenses medications but also plays a crucial role in patient education, adherence support, and overall health management. This approach ensures that our patients receive the highest standard of care and support, tailored to their unique needs.

Medication Dispensation and Management

One of the primary functions of our pharmacy is the dispensation of medications, including antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV. Our pharmacy team is responsible for ensuring that all medications are available, properly stored, and dispensed according to each patient’s prescription. This includes managing stock levels, preventing medication shortages, and ensuring that patients have continuous access to their treatments.

Community Engagement and Outreach

Our pharmacy team is actively involved in community outreach programs. These initiatives aim to bring essential health services closer to the communities we serve. Through mobile clinics (the use of motorbikes & vehicles) and community drug distribution points, our pharmacists togethers with community team leaders, reach KPs who may face barriers to accessing healthcare, such as those struggling with transport to come to the clinic.

Continuous Improvement and Innovation

We are committed to continuous improvement and innovation in our pharmacy services. Our team regularly reviews and updates protocols to ensure that we are providing the best possible care. This includes staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in HIV treatment and prevention, as well as adopting new technologies to improve medication management and patient support.

The implementation of UgandaEMR (Point of Care:-PoC) and Syrax has streamlined our pharmacy operations, allowing for better tracking of medication dispensation and adherence. This technology also facilitates better communication between healthcare providers, ensuring that all members of the care team have access to up-to-date patient information.