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.
FEATURED STORY: Health officials in Zambia get trained on new eLMIS
In late April, health workers gathered in Livingstone, Zambia, for a two-week training on the new electronic Logistics Management Information System (eLMIS), in preparation for its deployment in health facilities nationwide.
The eLMIS is a new software that will transform Zambia’s health service and enhance the management of health commodities by transitioning from a paper-based system of data management to an electronic format. SCMS and the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT are among the partners supporting this initiative. Access the story
CONFERENCE & EVENTS
20th International AIDS Conference (IAS)
July 20-25, 2014 Melbourne, Australia
This conference will convene those working in the field of HIV, as well as policymakers, people living with HIV and others committed to ending the epidemic. The conference provides an opportunity for researchers from around the world to share the latest scientific advances in the field, learn from one another’s expertise, and develop strategies for advancing all facets of our collective efforts to treat and prevent HIV.
PFSCM (SCMS’s managing organization) will be there. Join us at our satellite session on Wednesday July 23, 2014.
"AIDS - Official Journal of the International AIDS Society article" SCMS's David Jamieson contributed to this article about delivering pediatric HIV care in resource-limited settings. Access now
"March 2014 supplement to the 2013 consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection." An update was made to the 2013 consolidated guidelines that makes the need for careful and coordinated planning clear. Access now
Health Care Waste Management. Learn now 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. Learn more
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.
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).
Supportive Supervision of Supply Chain Personnel Video. Check out this USAID | DELIVER PROJECT video on supportive supervision best practices suggests specific steps on how to conduct a successful supportive supervision visit for facility-level supply chain staff.
Financing Global Health 2013: Transition in an Age of Austerity. A visual tool created as a companion to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s fifth annual report on global health expenditure depicts financing trends that underline the resilience of development assistance for health.
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.
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.
big news for our clients! PFSCM’s quality management system at our office in Arlington, Virginia, received ISO 9001:2008 certification from UL DQS, one of the leading ISO certification bodies for management systems in the world.
The first public health consortium organization to achieve ISO 9001:2008?
Many local and international companies across multiple sectors have achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification; however research by our team suggests that PFSCM may be unique in being listed as the only consortium of individual private sector companies and NGOs.