PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY MANAGEMENT
The purpose of the USAID | Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management Project (GHSC-PSM) is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of U.S. government-funded public health initiatives around the world. The project provides direct procurement and supply chain management support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and USAID’s family planning and reproductive health program.
GHSC-PSM supports strategies and priorities that fall under the following three project objectives as follows:
Objective 1: Global Commodity Procurement and Logistics
- Health commodity procurement: Support strategic sourcing, selection, procurement and subcontractor management, risk management, supply and demand forecasting
- Logistics: Deploy expert technical assistance to strengthen all logistics processes
- Health commodity quality assurance: Ensure adherence to USAID’s quality assurance (QA) requirements and application of consistent QA and quality control processes
- Data visibility: Provide USAID and partner countries the capacity to effectively manage global supply chain from end to end in real time
Objective 2: Systems Strengthening Technical Assistance
- Strategic planning: Support strategic planning and implementation related to supply chain management and commodity security
- In-country logistics: Provide technical assistance in health commodity quantification and forecasting; supply planning; procurement. etc.
- Capacity building. Implement strategies to transfer health commodity supply chain management skills, knowledge, and technology to the partner country
- Enabling environments. Advocate for change through collaboration with key stakeholders to formulate and implement new and better policies
Objective 3: Global Collaboration to Improve Long-Term Availability of Health Commodities
- Global strategic engagement: Engage with relevant global partners to ensure appropriate strategic coordination
- Global market dynamics. Collect, analyze, and report market intelligence information for strategic decision-making by U.S. government agencies and partners
- Advocacy. Support awareness-raising efforts with partners that have global or regional reach in health supply chain management
- Global coordination. Coordinate and collaborate with other programs under USAID’s Global Health Supply Chain Program
All of this is guided by robust and effective planning, coordination, and continuous monitoring and evaluation to the supply chain systems in line with Ghana’s updated Supply Chain Master Plan (SCMP) 2016-2020.