Technical Report: Medicine Master Data System Technical Brief

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December 23, 2020

The Affordable Medicines Directorate (AMD) within the South African National Department of Health (NDOH) is working towards ensuring that medicine master data can be exchanged and processed between different devices and across networks within the public health medicine supply chain. The development of the Medicine Master Data System (MMDS) will provide a centralized, uniform set of master data relating to medicine. The availability of a set of uniform master data will support improved efficiencies at all levels of the health care system and facilitate visibility via the National Surveillance Center (NSC), ultimately contributing to improvements in medicine availability.


December 23, 2020