PEPFAR Implementing Partner
About SCMS
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).

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Working With Us
Opportunities include:
  • Ordering from our e-catalog
  • Supplying medicines and products by responding to RFPs
  • Partnering on improving supply chain efficiencies through technical assistance
  • Vendor support
  • Other collaborative opportunities
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Tools You Can Use!


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.

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What's New

WHO consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infections now available on the web: “WHO Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection: Recommendations for a public health approach - Second edition” are now available on the WHO website. These guidelines provide guidance on the diagnosis of HIV, the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV, and the care of people living with HIV.

Extended periods for delivery of ritonavir containing ARVsSCMS 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.

Temporary cessation of procurement of non-HIV rapid and ELISA diagnostics testsRecent quality problems with rapid tests for HCV and syphilis has prompted USAID to review its quality assurance policy for the procurement of non-HIV rapid and other diagnostics. 



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.

Read a "real world analysis" of these proposed strategies and policies in our article "The 90 90 90 strategy to end the HIV Pandemic by 2030: Can the supply chain handle it?" just published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society.
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.

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“10 Years of Supporting PEPFAR through Stronger Public Health Supply Chains: A report on SCMS Contributions to PEPFAR results.”

ten years


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

The Supply Chain Management System (scms) is implemented by the Partnership for Supply Chain Management, Inc. This website was made possible through the support of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) under the terms of contract no. GPO-I-00-05-00032-00. The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of USAID or the US government.