The directorate is responsible for formulating policies on procurement and supply chain. It coordinates central procurement and supervises the management of the Central Medical Stores. It is responsible for monitoring and evaluation of utilization of supplies by GHS, Teaching Hospitals and Agencies contracted by the Ministry to ensure efficiency.



  • To provide the framework for effective and efficient procurement, distribution and use of health sector goods, works and services.
  • To design and plan the development of comprehensive policies, sustainable plans and programmes and budgets to cover all the procurement and supply needs of the Ministry and its Agencies at a strategic level.
  • To cater for the design and application of monitoring and evaluation systems for purposes of assessing the operational effectiveness of the supply system of the Ministry and its Agencies.


It consists of the following units:

  • Procurement Unit
  • Central Medical Stores
  • Drugs Policy Development Unit



Procurement Unit

      • Maintains and updates the procurement procedures including standard bidding documents.
      • Executes procurement on a national level.
      • Manages procurement through procurement Agencies.
      • Co-ordinates emergency procurement and donations.
      • Provides training and supervises procurement at Regional and District level.
      • Advises on all procurement issues.


  • Central Medical Stores
      • Receives stores and distributes goods meant for Agencies of the Ministry.
      • Monitors the supply chain to ascertain timeliness and quality of goods.


  • Drug Policy Development
      • Coordinates the development of National Drug Policy.
      • Monitors the implementation of National Drug Policy.