SHOPS Plus gives business training to small drug shops in Tanzania (Video)

Accredited drug dispensing outlets (ADDOs) are small pharmaceutical outlets located in rural and semi-urban settings in Tanzania. They are the first entry point into the health system for 75% of the country’s rural population. With limited resources in the public sector, the private sector plays a critical role in increasing access to health services in the country.

SHOPS Plus is working to strengthen the sustainability of ADDOs by building the capacity of their owners and dispensers, and by facilitating access to finance, one of their biggest challenges, so that they can expand and improve their services. The project does this by providing business and finance training, and helping these outlets secure loans. Owners and dispensers who complete the training course are eligible for continued support through coaching.

Photos: Christina Kramer (SHOPS Plus) and Farhan Yusuf (SHOPS Plus Tanzania)




Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus is a five-year cooperative agreement (AID-OAA-A-15-00067) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This website is made possible by the generous support of the American people through USAID. The information provided on this website is not official U.S. government information and does not represent the views or positions of USAID or the U.S. government.

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