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Quantification of Public Health Commodities Toolkit

Quantification is a key logistics function, involving forecasting and supply planning, that helps mobilize and allocate the resources necessary for the procurement of public health commodities. This toolkit aims to build and strengthen the capacity of health service providers, researchers, and program managers, among others, by providing important quantification information and... Read more

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From Training to Practice: Use Supportive Supervision to Ensure Roll Out of Standard Operating Procedures

The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT (the project) and the state health missions (SHMs) of four states in India developed standard operating procedures (SOPs) for essential medicines management. In June 2015, the project started SOP trainings for health-facility staff in two pilot districts in these states. Training alone, however, is not... Read more

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Building a Strong Supply Chain Workforce—The Role of Pre-Service Training

People who conduct supply chain management tasks often have no formal training. Many institutions utilize in-service training activities, which take personnel away from their work, are expensive to implement, and often rely heavily on external technical assistance. In response, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT has enabled countries on three continents... Read more

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Launching the Information Revolution in the Ethiopian Public-Sector Health Care Supply Chain

The Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency in Ethiopia uses Health Commodity Management Information system (HCMIS), a warehouse and logistics information management system, to inform supply decisions. This project brief highlights the impact the HCMIS has had on the public-sector supply chain in Ethiopia.... Read more

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Lead Lab in India: Innovate, Do, Review

Operating a public health supply chain requires motivated leaders who are capable of fulfilling essential supply chain functions. With this in mind, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT developed the Lead Lab initiative, a process through which leaders collaborate, identify, and solve their supply chain problems. This technical brief provides an... Read more

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Strengthening the Supply Chain in Zanzibar to Save Lives: Supply Chain Accomplishments

This report describes key investments of USAID-funded logistics projects, managed by John Snow, Inc. (JSI) and the Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM), in Zanzibar. From 2005-2016, USAID, in partnership with JSI, PFSCM, and others, worked with the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar to improve access to medicines and medical supplies... Read more

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Achieving the Grand Convergence: a Case for Investing in Family Planning Supplies and Supply Chains

A visionary report released by the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health asserts that significant health gains can be made in low- and middle-income countries by 2035 to achieve a grand convergence. This poster, presented at the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning, is a companion to the Global Investment... Read more

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