We provide technical assistance to outsource transportation for health commodity distribution and also facilitate this distribution. This includes conducting assessments of the private sector transportation and third-party logistics market in a country, providing assistance in the transportation tendering process, and providing assistance in ongoing vendor performance management, transportation cost, and service benchmarking.
Distribution and Transportation.
Tracking Commodities Down to the Last Mile in Nigeria: COMS Webinar Recording
Recording from October 7, 2020 webinar on the Commodity Order Management System we are piloting in Nigeria.
Drones for Delivery
The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management project is using drone technology to increase service delivery of health commodities and laboratory samples to and from hard-to-reach areas.
Why Volume Matters in Public Health Supply Chains
Volumetrics – measuring a unit’s dimensions and weight to better understand how much space a shipment might need – is critical to ensuring that supply chains meet the demands of their customers.
Achieving Better Data: How an eLMIS is Transforming Malawi’s Health Supply Chain
Thanks to the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM), an electronic logistics management information system is improving operations and outcomes for the Ministry of Health in Malawi.
Deliver/Return Manager, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project
Management Information System Lead, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project
Warehousing and Inventory Logistics Advisor, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management Project
Integrating Supply Chains in Nigeria
By combining parallel donor-funded warehousing and distribution supply into a single streamlined supply chain, the project facilitates the provision of critical life-saving HIV and malaria health commodities to the people of Nigeria.
3 Ways to Better Protect Medicine Quality and Safety in Supply Chains
Medicines distributed at health facilities in small towns in Mauritania, large cities in Nigeria, and remote areas in Cambodia take a long journey to get there. It all starts with the manufacturers that produce them — many of which are based as far away as China or India. Once they have been produced by the…
News: GHSC-PSM Project Hits 87 Percent On-Time Delivery and Achieves $85 Million in Savings Per Recent Annual Report
As reported in the recently published Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report, covering the period of October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018, the USAID Global Health and Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project made big strides in delivering lifesaving commodities on time and building efficient, reliable, and cost-effective health supply chains…
News: USAID and Chemonics Selected as Government Innovation Awards Winners
Chemonics updated this story on September 9, 2019. The transformative power of information technology (IT) infiltrates the day-to-day lives of people around the world — from the once-remote communities who now embrace social media to the youth who were excluded from finance but are now using mobile money. Across geographical borders and technical sectors, IT…
News: Chemonics and One Network to Provide Control Tower Visibility and Chain of Custody Services to Support the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program
Chemonics International, one of the world’s leading international development consulting firms working in over 70 countries, and One Network Enterprises, a global provider of multi-party digital network platform and services, today announced a new partnership to promote and safeguard the timely and safe delivery of health medicines and commodities throughout Nigeria. Chemonics will use One…
How Can Countries Pay for Their Health Systems? Supply Chains Might Hold the Answer
One objective under Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals is to “achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services, and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.” To achieve this objective by 2030, countries need an increase in health financing efforts both domestically and…
Saving Women During Childbirth Starts in a Surprising Place: The Refrigerator
Although we now have the technology to launch an electric car into space using reusable booster rockets, and, to give a more mundane example, can communicate via video conference with people all over the globe on a daily basis, something as commonplace as childbirth is still one of the riskiest moments in a woman’s life,…
Three Technologies that Could Transform Health Supply Chains
In 2015, the United Nations ratified the Sustainable Development Goals, which include bold targets to eradicate poverty and deliver comprehensive healthcare worldwide by 2030. To achieve Goal 3, ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages, reaching the largest segment of the world’s poor — the women, children, and men who live…