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    Date submitted
  • 04-Dec-2017

Medical Supplies Distribution Compa

Abstract

To allow easy, quick and affordable access of medical supplies for example medical equipment spare parts, labarartory reagents, surgical gloves, among others to health care centres and hospitals in The Northern and Eastern regions in Uganda.

Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

Hospitals and Health care centres in Northern and Eastern Uganda.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

Currently, the health care centres and hospitals in Northern and Eastern regions in Uganda access most if not all of their medical supplies from the capital city, Kampala which is a distance away. The medcial supplies consist of medical equipment spare parts, labaratory reagents, surgical gloves ,among others. Accessing these supplies has hence proved challenging in terms of the great expenses incurred mainly in transport. In addition to the expenses, some of the hopsital/health centre procedures are delayed due to inavailability of some of the resources whereby in some extreme cases, health workers are forced to improvise. A round up of all these challenges has continously led to poor working conditions in health centres and hospitals and in turn poor service delivery

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

First and foremost, owing to the fact that this is the first venture that seeks to solve the problem of access to medical supplies in the Northern and Eastern region. The venture aims at utilising a smart phone application to ease the process of making orders for the supplies by making visibe the different health centres of interest, their location and particular personnel of contact. The venture will also allow for direct distribution of supplies from the company to the health centres and hospitals

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

I plan on designing and utilising an effective management protocol and identifying an excellent management team to plan all the distributions to the hospitals. Due to the fact that I plan on utilising a smart phone application to ensure effective and efficient distribution of medical supplies, there will be a need to have a team directly in contact to ensure that the customers' expectations are beyond met. Quick delivery of medical supplies will win trust of the health care facilities and hospitals thereby creating an undoubtedly large market base.