The Ministry of Health (MOH) in a West African nation is responsible for the distribution of all the country's medical goods. Supplies are stored in a central warehouse and MOH delivers them to intermediary facilities, District Pharmacies (DP) and hospitals, while clinics pick up their supplies from the DPs. While the number of facilities serviced by the MOH had increased significantly in the last 60 years, the network's capacity had changed very little, leading to suboptimal results. MOH needed to know if a decentralized network would increase service levels, if DPs could be used as district hubs in such a model, and if so, which locations would be best.
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