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. To support U.S. government-funded global health activities, GHSC-PSM manages a wide array of health commodity procurement services and provides related systems-strengthening technical assistance encompassing all elements of a comprehensive supply chain.
GHSC-PSM supports strategies and priorities that fall under the following three project objectives as follows:
Objective 1: Global Commodity Procurement and Logistics
Objective 2: Systems Strengthening Technical Assistance
Objective 3: Global Collaboration to Improve Long-Term Availability of Health Commodities
The strategic vision of the GHSC-PSM program in Ghana is to secure an uninterrupted global supply chain of high quality health commodities, through the implementation of industry best practices to achieve best value while putting the client first to improve health outcomes. This will be achieved through a number of activities: strengthening pharmaceutical sector governance; commodity procurement and logistics to improve provision of essential health commodities; system strengthening technical assistance to strengthen in-country supply chain systems; and, collaboration for strategic engagement- to improve long term supply of health commodities. All of this will be guided by a 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) 2016-2021.
A parallel goal is to build the governance and leadership capabilities of the various organizational, technical and institutional bodies of both the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service so that they can continue to play their core role as managers of the pharmaceutical sector and supply chain system of Ghana. These will be accomplished through effective coordination of in-country partners to achieve a matured supply chain for the people of Ghana.