Workforce Development

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The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project recognizes that without a strong, skilled workforce at the national and local levels, system-based and technological improvements won’t have their intended effect. Achieving a well-performing, motivated workforce requires strengthening the organizational systems, processes, and environment in which supply chain workers perform their duties.

Our vision is to foster self-sufficient organizations with institutionalized systems. This in turn will help ensure high performance from a professionalized and consumer-centered workforce for effective and efficient delivery of health commodities through to the last mile.

We go beyond basic capacity building to look at long-term solutions to organizational and people development, considering the development of human resources systems as an investment. We do this by providing technical support to continuously improve the systems, processes, and factors affecting an organization’s ability to plan for, manage, and support professionalized national cadres of supply chain professionals.

News & Highlights

News Article
November 15, 2019
The Global Health Supply Chain Summit took place November 20-22, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. GHSC-PSM presented on the following: Track 8: Accessibility Presentation: Piloting unmanned aerial vehicles for health commodity transportation and delivery in remote settings (presented by…
Photo Essay
September 26, 2019
In Nigeria, central level investments to strengthen systems are having a noticeable improvement on the lives of patients. The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project trained 884 health workers in contraceptive health supply chain management in…
Success Stories
September 24, 2019
In Guinea, challenges in establishing regulations to govern the pharmaceutical sector have allowed for unregulated and illicit private pharmacies to proliferate. The presence of these establishments increases a patient’s risk of receiving counterfeit or low-quality medicines.…

Success Stories

September 24, 2019
In Guinea, challenges in establishing regulations to govern the pharmaceutical sector have allowed for unregulated and illicit private pharmacies to proliferate. The presence of these establishments increases a patient’s risk of receiving counterfeit or low-quality medicines.…
March 14, 2019
Maintenance of specialized equipment in resource-poor environments adds a heavy burden to already stretched health systems. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 70% of medical equipment in sub-Saharan Africa is out of service, mainly due to the lack of trained biomedical technicians…