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.
This guide lays out a general methodology for supply chain costing irrespective of software tools chosen to support the analysis. The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT has conducted supply chain costing exercises with the assistance of partner projects and ministries of health, and has adapted a commercial best practice into a methodology for informing policy and operational decision making for public health supply chains.
SCMS Warehouse Operations Management Training Report (February 2013)Access Report
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.
"Applying the HRH Action Framework to Develop Sustainable Excellence in the Health Supply Chain Workforce" (October 2013) Access Technical Brief
Learn how to create a bridge between the SCM and HRH communities by describing how the HRH Action Framework can be applied to strengthen the health supply chain workforce, drawing on lessons learned and successes from applications in the health sector. PFSCM's Erin Hasselberg co-authored this technical brief.
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.
The National Supply Chain Assessment is a comprehensive tool kit that assesses 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 Tool Kit.
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.
Getting Essential Medicines to Customers: Why Mesoamerica Should Increase Its Investment in Supply Chains. The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT has developed an infographic as an advocacy tool to show how spending 20 cents on supply chains for every US$ dollar invested in products helps countries strengthen health programs and better serve customers.
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.
USAID | DELIVER PROJECT Tools for Improvement of Public Health Supply Chains. A series of tools, guides, and briefs have been developed on topics critical to the improvement of public health supply chains.
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. Access Tool.
17th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA)
December 7-11, 2013 Cape Town, South Africa
The conference theme "Now More Than Ever: Targeting Zero" is derived from the UNAIDS’ vision of striving for "Zero new HIV infections". Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths, but it also highlights the need to “now more than ever maintain the commitment to ensure access to treatment for everyone in Africa irrespective of their ability to pay for such treatment.
6th Global Health Supply Chain Summit Presentations: Download the SCMS presentations from the Global Health Supply Chain Summit that focused on innovations in global health supply chains and explored emerging trends in information acquisition and sharing, coordination across stakeholders to improve efficiency and service and best practice ideas on public/private partnerships.
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?