SANMA Community Health Services

SANMA Community Health Services


In this summary report there have been a number of issues the SANMA has tackled during the period under review. For the last three years the SANMA community health has utilised annual business plans to identify priorities and provide focus. The plan covering the period of this report is attached as section or public health arm. 2017 is a challenging year for SANMA province. In the mid-year leader ship was change and no proper handing over despite this challenge we make some key achievement. Section in public health and clinical service have given us their successful story then from there we move on. The concern here is not sure whether it is in the business plan or not because no document that will in justify such as end of year report. What give us light is we ask staff of its key achievement area. In this report we have some overall achievement like

  • All public health programme reported less than 70 % achieve results
  • The clinical service has successful up to 90 % reporting but not documented in this report
  • SANMA have send to nurse to attend the 20118 midwifery course in Portville. And one self-sponsor by sama.
  • 2 falbalas glass seven-meter boat pulse 40 horse power engine paid by UNDP and will send to west coast to facilitate and speed up the process of stagnant referral system and will also facilitate the day to day operation smoothing
  • Increase of staff salary.
  • Jaralan aid post in South Santo zone 4 A have turns from aid post clinic have a nurse
  • Panaviti aid post in Malo zone 2 turn to clinic is place with a nurse
  • Prepared All retires nurse have taken on boat to sign a new contract.


Challenge face and encounter in 2017

  • Change of leadership in mid-year
  • Continue saturated of opening new aid post to clinic without nursTanovusvus clinic
  • Ipayato clinic
  • Kole clinic
  • Tutuba clinic
  • Wunavae clinic
  • BIG BAY clinic
  • Puama clinic


Vaccant and not operating clinic

  • Wusi clinic/joseph mape
  • Sele clinic
  • Kole clinic
  • Bene clinic

Human resource

Work force is not enough SANMA community need 20 – 30 nurse to fill in the cap if we are seriously want to address the decentralisation and want to see it happen.

SANMA analysis of progress against any longer ranging targets for the organisation. Our aim is provide comment on any issues that were found and need to overcome, or are yet to be resolved but remain as a priority focus for this 2018, is the continuing increase of human resource.

Summary of Services

  • Provide pharmaceutical advice to the Ministry of Health or to individuals when required.
  • Respond to pharmaceutical queries via email or by phone or face to face and provide relevant information.
  • Liaise with relevant personnel to ensure efficient and effective provision of pharmaceutical services to all public health facilities and private sectors within Vanuatu and ensure services provided abide to country’s legislation and regulations.
  • Organizing and making preparations for National Drugs and Therapeutic Committee (NDTC) and Pharmacists Practitioners’ Commission (PPC) meetings.
  • Review and collate monthly provincial pharmacies and Central Medical Stores, CMS mSupply reports on current pharmaceutical stock and its usage and distributions plus other pharmacy/CMS issues and refer to the senior relevant managers to act upon as required.
  • Provide one to one or group training or education on pharmaceuticals and rational use of medicines to relevant health staff.
  • Provision of mSupply training to pharmacy staff upon request.
  • Oversee Medicines Safety Unit’s (MSU) operation and ensure it is efficient and effective.
  • Prepare and submit reports on country’s narcotics and psychotropic substances’ consumption and estimates to Narcotics Board Vienna.
  • Prepare and provide pharmaceutical reports and NDTC newsletters.
  • Attend to relevant meetings and trainings/workshops.


  • Strengthen the integration of national and provincial pharmaceutical sector services through maintenance of a regular meeting schedules, including supervisory visits and dissemination of key planning, financial and clinical information to provincial pharmacies and encourage information push to national level.
  • Provide ongoing secretarial support and management of the NDTC, which oversees the National Essential Drugs List (NEDL) and the rational use of medicines (RUM), and PPC to ensure all requirements of this commission are met.
  • Promote and implement the National Medicines Policy, NMP through yearly monitoring and evaluation of the NMP key indicators which include percentage availability of 30 essential medicines in health facilities, number of days out of stock of these 30 essential medicines, number/value of expired drugs in health facilities and percentage of medicines prescribed from NEDL.
  • Provide ongoing trainings on pharmaceutical issues such as RUM, clinical pharmacy and supply chain management, SCM to relevant pharmacy staff, students and medical officers.
  • Strengthen in-country capacity building through remote and/or in-country support from technical advisory support services.

Means of Service Delivery

  • Improve relationships between national and provincial pharmaceutical sector through continuous regular communication and meetings held.
  • Secure sufficient fund to conduct supervisory visits to at least 3 provincial pharmacies in a year.
  • Provision of monthly CMS, provincial pharmacies’ reports to cost managers, MoH executives and developing partners.
  • Re-establishment of a robust governance structure within the NDTC and PPC to improve the regularity of meetings conducted.
  • Continuous updating and analysis of the information input onto the Tupaia dashboard within the Tupaia website.
  • Secure budgeted fund for smooth running and maintenance of mSupply software.
  • Establish sites that need training to resolve pharmaceutical issues raised and to capacity build the medical officers in their respective health facilities.

Jivi Mele

Sanma Provincial Health Manager

Working Hours

Office Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM

Hospital/Emergency: 24/7


Ministry of Health Office

Phone: +(678) 22512 / +(678) 33080
VOIP: 2050

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