SALAMA is a non-profit association created in 1996 by the Malagasy Government with the support of Technical and Financial Partners operating in the field of health (European Union, World Bank, French Cooperation…) and under the technical supervision of the Ministry of Public Health.
It consists of ensuring the procurement of essential generic medecines, medical consumables and medical equipments at affordable prices to public health facilities and private non-profit organizations operating in the field of health in Madagascar.
To facilitate the physical and financial access to essential medecines and quality medical consumables for the whole Malagasy population.
SALAMA, effective pillar of the health system, guaranteeing a better access to quality medicines for the Malagasy population.
Compliance to quality
To improve the availability of health supplies
To improve the storage and the distribution
To improve the quality assurance of products
To ensure the financial viability
To implement an organization adapted to the achievement of the strategic plan objectives
SALAMA completes its mission on the procurement of medications while contributing to the reinforcement of the health system in Madagascar. In order to improve the access of the Malagasy population to essential generic medecines, SALAMA works hand-in-hand with the Public Health Ministry in the completion of the procurement system reviews, in terms of essential medecines in all Public Health District Services.
In the framework of the generic medecines promotion, SALAMA has launched practitioners’ awareness campaigns, in the form of scientific communication, in all hospital facilities. Indeed, SALAMA participates in various meetings, reviews and other health-related events in Madagascar.
A medication, according to the WHO
Any substance or composition having curative or preventive properties regarding human and animal diseases, which can be administered to humans and animals, in order to make a medical diagnosis or to restore, correct or modify their organic functions.eurs fonctions organiques.
Identical or bioequivalent medicine to one of a brand name, with similar quantitative and qualitative composition in terms of active substance to the specialty medicine, produced and sold under its International Non-proprietary Name (INN).
Medication which meets the fundamental needs of the majority of the population, allowing the efficient care of most common pathologies of a country, from the national list established by the Public Health ministry.
Using Generic Medicines
It is a civic commitment which ensures the future of a supportive health system, through the control of health expenses (generic medicines are 30 to 50% cheaper than specialties), through the improvement of the access of the population to medicines.