Access to essential health commodities is critical to saving millions of lives around the globe. As the health needs of the most vulnerable evolve, it is increasingly critical for new technologies, existing and emerging supply chain infrastructures, and advances in high-quality medicines and health products to be available to the most vulnerable.
The success of U.S. government health initiatives, such as the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and USAID programs in partner countries depends on the availability and supply of essential health commodities. Under the Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) Program, USAID has awarded Chemonics the Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) Project, a single award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for health commodities and technical assistance, designed to make health commodities for HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning and maternal and child health more readily available. With the potential to reach more than 50 partner countries, this project is designed to transform global and national supply chains for essential health commodities into a supply chain that serves all people in need.
The new PSM project will be headed up by Anthony (Tony) Savelli, a well-known thought leader in pharmaceutical management with extensive experience leading USAID programs such as the Rational Pharmaceutical Management (RPM) Project, RPM Plus Project, and the Afghanistan Health Services Enhancement Project, among others. He will lead a team that includes consortium partners with access to relevant private sector tools, methods, and expertise, supply chain thought leaders, and respected development partners. These include IBM, Kuenhne + Nagel Inc., IDA Foundation, Population Services International, SGS Nederland B.V., McKinsey & Company, IntraHealth International Inc., Arbola Inc., Axios International Inc., Panagora Group, and University Research Co. LLC.
“We have a great team put together that will be able to build on the incredible work done by USAID over the past 20 years,” said Mr. Savelli.
To support the PSM Project, Chemonics has named Senior Vice President Melissa Logan to lead a newly developed Supply Chain Solutions business unit. Ms. Logan’s experience initiating and managing complex programs, ability to successfully serve diverse stakeholders, and sophisticated financial acumen well position her to manage this team. Since joining Chemonics in 1996, she has held numerous leadership roles, including most recently as the senior vice president for the Southern Africa regional business unit and previously as the senior vice president for the Knowledge, Communication and Technology Division.
About Chemonics International
Since its founding in 1975, Chemonics has worked in roughly 140 countries, on more than 1,000 projects, to help clients, partners, and beneficiaries face difficult challenges, from political instability to limited healthcare to a lack of market infrastructure. Chemonics is a mission-driven, employee-owned, ISO-9001 certified company.
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