This project aims at the Improvement of health care delivery system and facilities, in particular pharmaceutical care delivery in developing countries by ICT introduction (Mobile Virtual Community for Telemedecine – MVC4TM and Mail-Order-Pharmacies (MOP) It shall enhance accessibility of medicine in pharmacies for patients, in particular in rural regions. It provides the setting up of ePharmacyNet System connecting the trade center with the patient and with the pharmacies. In relation to the Supplier system, the suppliers are the pharmacies participating in the system. They provide to the trade center information about the availabilities of requested pharmaceutical products (where the prescribed products are in stock.
It also provides a Trade center with a central database. The latter is implemented as as an application server using a database system. It is the direct communication partner for the consumers. It processes every request using its database (basic info: a list of all available pharmaceutical products in Benin) or polling suppliers for up to date information (which pharmacies currently have the product available and what amount of it); It also supports ordering, delivery and payment steps by forwarding necessary information to the partners In relation to the Consumers (patients), the search results are sent to the consumer; In relation to the Ordering and delivery process, the trade center forwards the ordering information to the corresponding pharmacy. Logistics can be operated by the pharmacy or it can be delegated to a courtier service. P payment is made electronically (using the Internet or mobile phone) or cash on delivery or trust systems.