Supply Chain Management main glossary

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Data sources

Data sources are the sources used to obtain data needed for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the supply chain. These may include, among many others, official government documents, data from the logistics management information system, data from the health management information system, clinic administrative records, staff or provider information, client-visit registers, interview data, sentinel-surveillance systems, and satellite imagery.


Dosage is the regulated administration of individual doses of medicines.


medication doseA dose is the quantity of a medication that is administered at a certain time.