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Improving Neglected Tropical Diseases Drug Management Through the TraceRX Platform

Amanda Odum of the Research Triangle Institute in the U.S. will develop a mobile Application, TraceRX, to record and track drugs donated to mass drug administration campaigns in Nigeria to ensure the right drugs are in the right place at the right time. Donated drugs are currently monitored by paper methods, basic software programs, or local pharmacists, which leads to inaccurate ordering, expired drugs, and stockouts. They will design an Application for Android devices that will enable scanning of received drugs to record the type, origin, and expiry date, provide alerts so that drugs approaching expiration can be prioritized for use, record consumption, and track the full supply chain. They will also develop a dashboard for program managers to visualize the data to easily forecast need and communicate any required changes.

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