Procedure procuring medicines | Procedure for obtaining authorization from the Ministry of Health | PROMESS Enrollment Form | Quality Assurance | Order Forms | List of Products by Therapeutic Classification | Forms of Payment | Contact Information and Directions | Userful Links | Human Resources |
About the program
PROMESS ("Programme de Médicaments Essentiels") is the principal agency for the provision of essential medicines and medical supplies in the Republic of Haiti. PROMESS was created in 1992 during the embargo, after the failure of the earlier system for provisioning community pharmacies, known as AGAPCO.
PROMESS was founded with funding from the World Bank, bilateral cooperation (France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, USAID, Canada) and multilateral cooperation (UNICEF, UNFPA, the European Commission), as well as partners in the Management Council chaired by the Minister of Public Health.
Since 1992, PROMESS has been managed as a PAHO/WHO project in Haiti. Its mission has been to guarantee the availability of a select group of quality drugs and consumables for public and private nonprofit medical institutions in Haiti.
Procedure for procuring medicines
THOSE ALREADY ENROLLED IN PROMESS
- Public Health Institutions: can come directly without any further authorization from the Ministry of Health.
- Non-profit Private Institutions : can come directly without any further authorization from the Ministry of Health.
- NGOs (Non-Governmental Organization) may come directly without any further authorization from the Ministry of Health.
THOSE NOT ENROLLED IN PROMESS
Procedure for obtaining authorization from the Ministry of Health
ATTENTION: This procedure is just the first step, remember that you ALSO need to complete the PROMESS registration form as a second step.
Please click on the link below:
PROMESS Enrollment Form
ATTENTION: Before completing this form it is mandatory to get authorization from the Ministry of Health first. We need the 2 documents for your registration (Authorization from the Ministry of Health and the form below.)
document PROMESS Enrollment Form (MS Word)
PROMESS has a Standard Operating Procedures Manual. The Quality Assurance (QA) covers all areas which individually or collectively , influence the quality of a product. This is the set of operations carried out in order to ensure that pharmaceutical products are of the quality required for their intended use.
Quality assurance and quality monitoring at the national level apply to the following steps:
- Purchase : PROMESS uses the purchase service of PAHO / WHO Washington (suppliers and essential medicines prequalified)
- Receipt, storage , management, distribution according WHO standards and National Drug Regulatory Authority.
- Quality Control (QC ) done on randomized sampling with a laboratory quality control PAHO/WHO prequalified. The country has not currently National Laboratory Quality Control.
- Safe disposal of non-conforming or expired essential medicines destroyed according WHO standards and the National Drugs Regulatory Authority.
- Pharmacovigilance Management tools of PROMESS can track batch number an d can recall any batches requested by National Drugs Regulatory Authority.
- Rational use of medicines: PROMESS uses the National List of Essential Drugs and diffuse this list to its institutions.
National list of essential medicines
PROMESS Goal is also to promote the rational drugs use.
- The Central selects its products only with the National List of Essential Medicines
- The Central distributes the list to all the beneficiaries Institutions
PROMESS Order Forms
Attention: Before sending this order, make sure your organization is registered with PROMESS (refer to the procedures for registration at the Ministry of Health).
If your organization is registered with PROMESS, you have 2 options:
Complete and send these order forms (Documents A and B or documents A and Cin case of cholera) by e-mail, we will reply as soon as possible to communicate the cost and preparation time. When your order is ready for pick up at PROMESS, please bring Document A of this order, with the stamp of the institution or organization, and the original signature of the responsible person and your products will be delivered.
- Print these order forms (Documents A and B or documents A and C in case of cholera), fill it out, with the seal of your organization and the signature, then bring it to PROMESS. You may wait while your order is being filled.
Note 1: You may use the form (Document B) to calculate the cost of your order, BUT do not prepare the check in advance as it is possible that quantities of certain products may be changed depending upon availability.In the case of cholera-specific products (Document C) there is no charge.
Note 2 (for non-cholera products): the list sorted by therapeutic classification can help you select the products required. Note the required quantities on the order form (Document B) itself (where the products are ordered alphabetically).
Please find the documents on the top right corner of this page.
List of Products by Therapeutic Classification
Revision date: 10 February 2013
NOTE: You should not use this document for your order. This list is to be used only and strictly as a guide. For your order, please go to the Order Form.
- pdf List of Products by Therapeutic Class - 2013 (163.3 kB)
- pdf List of Medical Devices and Equipments - 2013 (79.02 kB)
Forms of Payment
The Representation of the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) informs its friendly clientele that from now on all payments of drugs and medical supplies should be made to Programme de Médicaments Essentiels / PROMESS by bank transfer or deposit of management checks on the bank accounts of the Representation domiciled in CITIBANK meeting the following specifications:
|TYPES OF ACCOUNT||NAME OF ACCOUNT||NUMBER OF ACCOUNT|
|GOURDES||PAN AMERICAN SANITARY BUREAU||95553-028|
|DOLLARS||PAN AMERICAN SANITARY BUREAU||95553-087|
The Representation of the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) hopes that its clients will understand the merits of this measure.
Contact Information and Directions
Airport Industrial Park
Route de Tabarre
Port au Prince
Latitude : 18.565324 Longitude : -72.267665
Telephone : (509)2814-3012 / 3066 / 3068
Mobile: (509) 3702-1976
Office: (509) 2814-3024 / 3013 Ext : 45024 / 45013
- Various articles on Haiti (WHO)
- WHO Article: How to Donate
- Medicines Prequalification Programme (WHO)
- WHO: Publications and Documentation Library
- WHO pharmaceutical Newsletters
- Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies
- WHO: Guidelines for the Storage of Essential Medicines and other Health Commodities (in French)
- WHO Model List of Essential Medicines
- WHO Model List of Essential Medicines for Children
- WHO: Guidelines for Drug Donations
- WHO: The selection and usage of Essential Medicines #946
- WHO: The selection and usage of Essential Medicines #950
- WHO: Equitable access to essential medicines: a framework for collective action
- WHO: Marketing Authorization of Pharmaceutical Products for Human Use with Special Reference to Multisource (Generic) Products (in French)
- WHO: The Interagency Emergency Health Kit
Quality assurance of pharmaceuticals (in French)