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Table 2 Compiled conditions checklist data for 15 Papua New Guinea medical supply facilities [11]

From: The Papua New Guinea medical supply system - documenting opportunities and challenges to meet the Millennium Development Goals

Storeroom % True
1. There is a method in place to control temperature (e.g. roof and ceiling with space between them in hot climates, air conditioners, fans, etc.). 82
2. There are windows that can be opened or there are air vents. 73
3. Direct sunlight cannot enter the area (e.g. window panes are painted or there are curtains/blinds to protect against the sun). 64
4. Area is free from moisture (e.g. leaking ceiling, roof, drains, taps, etc.). 100
5. There is a cold storage in the facility. 73
6. There is a regularly filled temperature chart for the cold storage. 36
7. Medicines are not stored directly on the floor. 55
8. Medicines are stored in a systematic way (e.g. alphabetical, pharmacological). 91
9. Medicines are stored first-expiry-first out (FEFO). 64
10. There is no evidence of pests in the area. 91
11. Tablets/capsules are not manipulated by naked hand. 91
Average 73
Dispensing area/room  
1. There is a method in place to control temperature (e.g. roof and ceiling with space between them in hot climates, air conditioners, fans, etc.). 55
2. There are windows that can be opened or there are air vents. 55
3. Direct sunlight cannot enter the area (e.g. window panes are painted or there are curtains/blinds to protect against the sun). 27
4. Area is free from moisture (e.g. leaking ceiling, roof, drains, taps, etc.). 55
5. There is a cold storage in the facility. 45
6. There is a regularly filled temperature chart for the cold storage. 27
7. Medicines are not stored directly on the floor. 36
8. Medicines are stored in a systematic way (e.g. alphabetical, pharmacological). 55
9. Medicines are stored first-expiry-first out (FEFO). 45
10. There is no evidence of pests in the area. 55
11. Tablets/capsules are not manipulated by naked hand. 45
Average 45
Total average 60