We believe that achieving a generation free from HIV/AIDS is within reach. Working toward this, we build the capacity of local stakeholders at all levels — from national governments to communities — so they can implement evidence-based approaches and tools to improve HIV services and health systems in their contexts. As a multidisciplinary organization, we leverage our crosscutting in-house expertise to design locally driven, accessible, cost efficient, and sustainable approaches that control the spread of HIV and improve the lives of people living with HIV around the world. We work in complex operating environments, such as northern Nigeria, to provide direct service delivery assistance to ensure health facilities have the supplies, training, and tools needed to provide high-quality HIV prevention and treatment services. We support governments in more than 60 countries to procure and deliver critical supplies to prevent, identify, and treat HIV/AIDS such as antiretroviral treatments, rapid diagnostic test kits, early infant diagnosis tests, condoms, and voluntary medical male circumcision commodities. Our programs work to ensure local governments have the data, tools, information, health workforce, financing, and high-impact, evidence-based service delivery models needed to attain and effectively sustain the HIV response.
HIV and AIDS.
Better Health Systems to Respond to HIV/AIDS
How can health systems better serve people who are vulnerable to HIV/AIDS? Chemonics Director and HIV/AIDS Expert Rene Berger explores what it takes to provide services to those who need it most.
The Future of the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
Learn from Mary Lyn Field-Nguer, HIV Task Order Director for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management Project (GHSC-PSM) about why the fight against HIV/AIDS demands a fight against stigma.
Fikreslassie Alemu Kibret
Health Systems Strengthening Director, USAID Global Health and Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project Ethiopia
Maternal and Child Health Director, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project
Alix J. Harou
Director, Global Health Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM)
Scaling HIV and TB Prevention and Treatment in Nigeria
Supporting the implementation and scaling of HIV and TB prevention and treatment programs is key for improving the ability of Nigerian state and local health systems.
Strengthening Logistics Information and Management Systems in Chad
Improving management of critical medical commodities in Chad is essential to sustaining the country’s progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis.
Fostering Responsible Local Stewardship of Global Fund Grants
Supporting national committees that coordinate Global Fund grants reinforces local ownership and strengthens the effort to end the HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria epidemics.
Cutting-edge Technologies in Global Health Supply Chains
To improve access to high-quality health products worldwide, the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management project employs cutting-edge technologies and industry best practices to make global health supply chains more efficient and reach more people.
Delivering Family Health Services in Rwanda
Rwanda made great strides in improving its previously faltering health care system, but family health services still had a long way to go.
Delivering HIV/AIDS Treatment in Kenya
Strengthening pharmaceutical supply chains in Kenya made it possible to plan more effectively for the needs of HIV/AIDS patients and to treat a larger population.
Going the Extra Mile to Reach the Last Mile
Two supply chain experts, Bongisiwe Mosekoa and Fikreslassie Alemu, share strategies they’ve applied in Eswatini and Ethiopia to address social factors and systems challenges behind medical commodity uptake, implement inclusive delivery practices for last mile distribution, and ensure sustained health outcomes for everyone, including underserved populations such as people living with HIV/AIDS, youth, pastoralists and…
3 Questions with Baz Semo: Ensuring Safe and Continuous HIV Service Delivery in Nigeria
In Nigeria, where 1.8 million people live with HIV and 100,000 were newly infected in 2019, the pandemic has disrupted the government of Nigeria’s efforts to lead a large-scale, evidence-driven national response to control the HIV epidemic by limiting access to critical testing and treatment services. To address this, healthcare administrators and frontline workers are…
3 Questions with Grace Namaganda: Balancing Service Delivery for HIV/AIDS, Malaria during COVID-19
The fight to end HIV/AIDS is far from over, and millions worldwide rely on services or commodities that aren’t designed to work with social distancing rules. Grace Namaganda provides recommendations on how to use data for decision-making, protect community health workers, help HIV patients adhere to antiretroviral (ARV) regimes, and leverage partnerships from her experience…
An Ambitious HIV Goal within Reach
With more than a decade of experience accelerating the global response to HIV/AIDS, Chemonics has learned how to leverage technology to deliver HIV commodities worldwide, build strong partnerships with local governments, involve stakeholders and communities in the decision-making process, and use a participatory approach that empowers individuals and institutions to build resilient communities. Here’s how…
Recommendations for a Diverse, Sustained Health Workforce
There are simply not enough health workers to meet the basic health needs of all people worldwide. This prevents development practitioners from contributing to higher-performing health systems, as we struggle to make the most with the health professionals we have available, who are often concentrated in urban areas, working in professional silos, and failing to…
Communities Together —Accelerating Uptake of Promising New HIV/AIDS Medicines
This post originally appeared on Devex. While the global HIV/AIDS community has made great strides toward the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS’ 90-90-90 goals and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief’s epidemic control goals, there is still a long journey ahead to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Critical to the global…
Flying the Last Mile — Integrating Cargo Drones into Health Supply Chains
This post originally appeared on Devex. In remote regions of Malawi, terrain, infrastructure, and resource limitations delay — and can even prevent — lifesaving diagnoses and medicine deliveries to hospitals and health centers. Similar obstacles exist in countries across the developing world and the global health community is starting to turn to drones to speed…
How Can the Development Community Best Support PEPFAR’s Transition to Local Partnerships?
This post originally appeared on Devex. We have come a long way since the initiation of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in 2003 when millions around the world had no or very limited access to live-saving antiretroviral drugs. A decade and a half later, we are close to having the HIV…
News: GHSC-PSM’s Latest Report Shows Strong and Steady On-time Delivery Rates, Expansion of In-country Presence to 33 Field Offices
The USAID GHSC-PSM project recently published a report highlighting the project’s achievements in the third quarter of FY2018 (April 1 to June 30, 2018). GHSC-PSM remains committed to operating a global supply chain that is focused on a safe, reliable, and continuous supply of life-saving health commodities to those who need them most. On the…
3 Questions with Kesaobaka Dikgole: Delivering Differently for HIV Clients in Botswana
This post originally appeared on the HRH2030 blog. Kesaobaka Dikgole is a senior quality improvement advisor with HRH2030 in Botswana while also serving as a country representative for the University Research Co. (URC). She oversees the technical team to design, test, and evaluate care innovations to improve patient-centered HIV care as part of PEPFAR efforts…
Differentiated Service Delivery: A Key Approach for Key Populations
Although the global health community is making great strides towards controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic, marginalized populations are often left behind. Regions such as Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and North Africa and the Middle East, are less commonly discussed in the HIV/AIDS context, yet face growing epidemics. Members of key populations within those regions, including gay…
News: Delving into Social and Behavior Change at the #SBCCSummit
Intractable development challenges demand solutions that shift norms, change behaviors, and amplify the voices of those who have the most at stake. Social and behavior change communication (SBCC) make these solutions possible. At the 2018 International SBCC Summit — Shifting Norms, Changing Behavior, Amplifying Voice: What Works? — global practitioners convene to explore what works…
3 Questions with Kartlos Kankadze: Lessons to Combat Two Epidemics at Once
Dr. Kartlos Kankadze is the director of the Human Resources for Health in 2030 program’s Philippines buy-in and previously served as the chief of party of the USAID Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project. What is TB/HIV co-infection, and why is it such a serious issue? Tuberculosis is a curable and preventable infectious disease caused by…
The Importance of Their Stories: Women and HIV
Since the start of the global AIDS epidemic, women have been disproportionately affected by HIV. Today, women constitute for more than half of all people living with HIV. For women aged 15 to 44, HIV is the leading cause of death worldwide, with unsafe sex being the main risk factor in developing countries. Additionally, a…
The Lack of HIV Programming in Refugee Camps is a Ticking Time Bomb
For nearly four decades, HIV has not only been a public health emergency, but also one of the biggest barriers to global development. This disease costs national governments billions of dollars each year in treatment and prevention costs as well as opportunity costs in relation to immune-compromised citizens who are no longer able to contribute…