Engaging Citizens on Full Disclosure Policy through Monitoring of Paracetamol Medicine

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How efficient Local Government Units purchase Paracetamol?

In year 2011, CCAGG and the International Budget Partnership tied up for a one-year partnership project entitled “Engaging Citizens on Full Disclosure Policy through Monitoring of Paracetamol Medicine”.

It involved five People’s Organization (POs) and two youth groups in the province of Abra.

These POs covered (5) Rural Health Units in the municipalities of Bucay, Langiden, Luba, Malibcong and San Quintin, four (4) District Hospitals in Bucay, Dolores, Lapaz and Villaviciosa and the Provincial Hospital of Abra

The project promoted public awareness of good governance practices in the covered areas through citizens’ participation, monitoring and evaluation of procurement of medicines and conducted comparison of prices of one basic medicine (Paracetamol) which was purchased mainly by the local government units (LGUs).

The purpose was to evaluate how efficient LGUs (provinces and municipalities) have been purchasing paracetamol for use in public health facilities throughout the province, and to generate the bases for further engagements and advocacy by citizens with their LGUs.