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.
These guidelines were written for managers in the Ministry of Health, program managers, donors, and management information system (MIS) program officers as a reference when considering starting an LMIS automation project, planning for one, and executing that plan.
SCMS Warehouse Operations Management Training Report (February 2013)Access Repprt
Learn about how SCMS training in warehouse operations management in South Africa has impacted warehouse improvement in Ethiopia. Feedback from staff indicates that knowledge has increased in a number of key areas, resulting in the development of site-specific action plans. Through hands-on training and site visits, the training enabled trainees to gain practical skills and see how operations work as a whole.
"Countering the Problem of Falsified and Substandard Drug." (February 2013) Access Report
Report on Countering the Problem of Falsified and Substandard Drugs: Falsified and substandard medicines provide little protection from disease and, worse, can expose consumers to major harm. SCMS's Tom Layloff contributed to this report from the Institute of Medicine, which lays out a plan to invest in quality to improve public 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.
SCMS has developed a toolkit with nearly 20 visual aids that addresses the health care waste management cycle or cradle-to-grave cycle. This toolkit is a comprehensive and environmentally sound collection of tools that draw on international and South African standards to support country programs in implementing a sustainable and cost-effective system for the management of health care waste.
PAHO/WHO offers virtual course on primary health care and management of pharmaceutical services
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is sponsoring the 3rd Virtual Course on Primary Health Care–based Pharmaceutical Services for Managers, aimed at developing the capacities of pharmaceutical services leaders and managers through a client- and community-centered approach. Learn More
The Logistics Handbook: A Practical Guide for the Supply Chain Management of Health Commodities.This Guide offers practical guidance in managing the supply chain, with an emphasis on health commodities. This handbook will be particularly useful for program managers who design, manage, and assess logistics systems for health programs. In addition, policymakers, system stakeholders, and anyone working in logistics will also find it helpful as a system overview and overall approach. .
Visualization Tool from the The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). IHME is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world's most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Visualizations tools on the site include cause patterns, heatmap, and healthy years lost vs life expectancy.
USG Lab Working Group Diagnostic Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities for Collaboration
February 20-21, 2013 Arlington, VA
SCMS hosted this USAID-led meeting of key partners, including Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Global Fund, Medecines Sans Frontieres (MSF), Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (PEPFAR), WHO, UNICEF, UNITAID and USAID.
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. ;
In this issue of Supply Lines - Both globally and locally, quality assurance protects patients from harm
For millions of patients receiving treatment through PEPFAR programs, SCMS protects the public by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of the health commodities we procure. Our Quality Assurance (QA) unit stands at the forefront of these efforts. Read Supply Lines and learn more.