A place to share and discuss key information impacting HIV/AIDS and supply chains. We encourage you to download documents, suggest resources and develop the Community Center as a helpful space to collaborate. Together we can ensure a reliable, cost-effective and secure supply of high-quality medicines and health products for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment.
CONFERENCE & EVENTS
17th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA)
December 7-11, 2013 Cape Town, South Africa
Download the SCMS poster
presentation from the ICASA conference. The conference theme "Now More
Than Ever: Targeting Zero" derived from the UNAIDS’ vision of striving
for "Zero new HIV infections" and highlighted the need to maintain the
commitment to ensure access to treatment for everyone in Africa
regardless of their ability to pay for such treatment.
Health Commodities Storage Best Practices:
In Botswana, SCMS has produced an informative new poster which
illustrates commodity storage guidelines. This poster will be
distributed to more than 700 health centers.
This collaborative portal was created for members of the HIV/AIDS community to share information on supply chain efforts worldwide including innovative tools ranging from laboratory harmonization key documents to a guide on reporting problems to the FDA. Access all tools and resources
Featured SCMS Tools
The SCMS National Supply Chain Assessment Toolkit can be used toassess 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.
The SCMS Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Health Care Waste Management Toolkit
This Toolkit was created to provide guidance on implementing health care waste management (HCWM) best practices for male circumcision (MC) campaigns. Each component of the toolkit is based on the voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) experience in Swaziland, as well as WHO and South African standards (SANS 10248, in particular).
The Report, with a foreword by Ambassador Eric Goosby, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator, celebrates some of the successes of this ground-breaking and unprecedented US government project and presents SCMS's vision for the future.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that over the last decade antiretroviral treatment (ART) scale-up in low- and middle-income countries has saved an estimated 4.2 million lives, and prevented an estimated 800,000 child infections. Yet in the worldwide effort to provide HIV/AIDS relief, pediatric treatment lags behind adults.
This issue focuses on Why are our most vulnerable HIV/AIDS patients the hardest to reach?