Mobile Drug Tracking System (MDTS)

Chapter: Kenya | Project range: Local | Year: 2014

Chapter details

About the chapter:
Founded in 1999 in Kenya, TI-Kenya is a not-for-profit organisation with the aim of developing a transparent and corruption-free society. TI-Kenya is one of the autonomous chapters of the global Transparency International movement. The organisation has 20 years’ experience in governance work at the national and county levels. These include direct engagement with the Government, the private sector, individuals and groups. TI-Kenya uses advocacy as its signature approach; this is complemented by other approaches such as partnerships’ development, research, capacity building and civic engagement, with the focus sectors comprising health, education, security (police), humanitarian aid, natural resource governance (climate governance, extractives and land).

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CPI Rank: 144

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Access to medicines, vaccines and other products

Governance & leadership

Information systems




National Partners:
Governmental Institution NGO or Civil Society Organisation

Theory of Change


The Mobile Drug Tracking System (MDTS) main objective was to increase citizen participation through assisting the citizenry to track pharmaceutical commodities in their local health facilities. It specifically allows citizens, community health workers and hospital management committees to query and monitor stocks. Additionally, it empowers citizens with information and knowledge to hold the governing institutions accountable.


The Mobile Drug Tracking System (MDTS) is an automated web based pharmaceutical procurement and supply chain management system that is aimed at espousing transparency and accountability in the health sector in the targeted regions.


  1. Development of the System
    System development
  2. Installation of the system in three counties
    System development
  3. Training of health workers and Pharmtechs to use the system
    Awareness raising


Lessons Learnt

  • ICT related projects require more time for full roll out to realise intended results