For people with HIV/AIDS in developing countries, cost-effective, reliable, secure and sustainable supply chains can save millions of lives. For more than ten years, the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) has been saving lives through stronger supply chains.
SCMS is managed by the Partnership for Supply Chain Management, which also holds the contract for the Global Fund's Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM), previously known as Voluntary Pooled Procurement (VPP).
The National Supply Chain Assessment Toolkit: Use this comprehensive toolkit to assess the capability and performance at all levels of a health supply chain. The results of the assessment help supply chain managers and implementing partners develop their strategic and operational plans and monitor whether activities are achieving their expected outcomes. Access Toolkit.
Health Care Waste Management: Learn how SCMS builds technical and operational capacity and infrastructure to support sound management of hazardous waste. Our helpful resources include Health Care Waste Management Visual Aids and the SCMS Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Health Care Waste Management Toolkit. More Info
“10 Years of Supporting PEPFAR through Stronger Public Health Supply Chains: A Report on SCMS Contributions to PEPFAR Results” SCMS is proud to release its report, “10 Years of
Supporting PEPFAR through Stronger Public Health Supply Chains: A Report
on SCMS Contributions to PEPFAR Results.” As SCMS marks a decade of
operating the largest public health supply chain in the world on behalf
of the US Government, the project looks back at how it helped to move
the global community closer to reaching our collective goal: achieving
an AIDS-free generation. You can find the report in English and French.
SCMS and USAID | DELIVER PROJECT Showcase a Decade of Interventions in Tanzania On June 1, 2016, Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) and the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT in Tanzania showcased a decade-long legacy of interventions at an event marking the end of the projects, attended by more than 200 people. The event was graced by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children (MOHCDGEC), Dr. Mpoki Ulisubisya, and the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Health in Zanzibar, Dr. Juma Malik Akil, who both spoke to the collaborative relationship with the projects. The Acting Health Officer Director of the USAID Mission in Tanzania, Ms. Janean Davis, and the Chief Pharmacist of the MOHCDGEC, Mr. Henry Irunde, were also present and gave speeches.
At the event, the results of interventions implemented by the two projects were exhibited through booths highlighting the Logistics Management Unit, the electronic logistics management information system, warehousing and distribution, and quality assurance. Additionally, a marketplace discussion took place during which beneficiaries of our capacity building interventions—representatives from the Tanzania Food and Drugs Administration and Zonal Health Management Teams, as well as a graduate of the pre-service training course in supply chain management—shared their stories and lessons learned.
Extended periods for delivery of ritonavir containing ARVs: SCMS is experiencing a significant increase in lead time for antiretrovir products containing ritonavir, specifically: Lopinavir/Ritonavir 200/50mg, 100/25mg and 80/20mg/ml, as well as Atazanavir/Ritonavir 300/100mg, tablets, 30 Tabs.
A new pediatric formulation — ABC/3TC (120/60 mg) tablet — offers key benefits for treatment of children and is available for PEPFAR procurement The new, scored, fixed-dose combination (FDC) tablet containing 120 mg of Abacavir (ABC) and 60 mg of Lamivudine (3TC) is available for procurement through Mylan.
This formulation can significantly decrease pill burden in children by at least 50% compared to existing formulations of ABC, particularly when used as a once-daily regimen. The reduced pill burden may improve patient adherence and simplify the supply chain at no additional cost to national HIV programs. Furthermore, this formulation may prevent sub-optimal dosing that occurs when adult formulation tablets are cut for use by children.
For further background and a dosing chart for quantification of ABC/3TC (120/60 mg) requirements by weight band, please see the information briefs available in English, French, and Spanish.
The 90 90 90 strategy to end the HIV Pandemic by 2030: Can the supply chain handle it? The UNAIDS “90-90-90” strategy calls for 90% of HIV-infected individuals to be diagnosed by 2020, 90% of whom will be on ARTs and 90% of whom will achieve sustained virologic suppression. Reaching these targets by 2020 will reduce the HIV epidemic to a low-level endemic disease by 2030. From a supply chain perspective, each of the “90’s” has possible complications and roadblocks towards realizing the promise envisioned by 90-90-90.
Successful launch of the first storage-in-a-box in Malawi Storage
facilities are critical in ensuring that people can receive the
life-saving medicines they need for survival. Without proper storage,
drugs can lose potency, become damaged or even stolen. Earlier this
year, SCMS began the deployment of 115 storage-in-a-box (SiB) units in
Malawi, funded by USAID and the Department for International Development (DFID).
To learn more, check out the MBC News video,
taken during the launch of the first SiB at the Chitedze Health Centre
in Lilongwe. It features interviews with Ministry of Health Principal
Secretary Mc Phail Magwira, USAID Mission Director Doug Arbuckle, and
DFID head in Malawi, Philip Smith, on this critical effort.
“10 Years of Supporting PEPFAR through Stronger Public Health Supply Chains: A report on SCMS Contributions to PEPFAR results.”
SCMS is proud to release its report, “10 Years of Supporting PEPFAR through Stronger Public Health Supply Chains: A Report on SCMS Contributions to PEPFAR Results.” As SCMS marks a decade of operating the largest public health supply chain in the world on behalf of the US Government, the project looks back at how it helped to move the global community closer to reaching our collective goal: achieving an AIDS-free generation. Read now >>
For our francophone audiences, read the Ten Year Review in French