Country Approach
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The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project provides technical assistance to the government of the Republic of Angola, focused primarily on supporting the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Central Procurement Agency for Medicines and Medical Supplies Central Medical Store (CECOMA) in public administration, financial management, and other areas that support health system strengthening.

GHSC-PSM works with the MOH and CECOMA to build on past and current investments to strengthen and integrate supply chain systems with a focus on malaria, HIV/AIDS, and family planning. The supply chains for maternal and child health and other national essential medicines also benefit from program efforts.

Key Commodities
  • artesunate/amodiaquine (ASAQ)
  • artesunate injectable
  • long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs)
  • malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs)


Activity Highlights
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Key activities in Angola include:

  • Conduct an assessment of CECOMA to provide a baseline of its capabilities and investigate the possibility of moving procurement functions to CECOMA
  • Support the Institute for the Fight Against AIDS in identifying needs for Test and Start in Angola
  • Support CECOMA in building organizational capacity and improving the supply chain to strengthen CECOMA’s malaria commodity quantification and distribution, as well as its internal management information system and warehouse management system
  • Review, assess, and propose solutions for enhancing information technology communications for population and reproductive health activities
  • Provide on-the-job mentoring to improve dispensing and patient care in nine selected health facilities for improved HIV care, treatment, and retention


Success Stories

July 14, 2023
Supply chain management has historically been perceived as a male-dominated workforce, with men occupying the majority of management roles in distribution and warehousing. This perception, alongside limited educational opportunities, has made it more difficult for women to gain entry or advance in…
March 7, 2023
Now, I realize that hospital logistics involve more than just dispensing medication to the patient. It includes knowing and managing the medicine’s journey from its origin through the procurement and distribution process to the last mile.”  - Dr. Sandra da Silva, Head of Logistic…
November 1, 2022
When COVID-19 vaccines arrived in countries worldwide in early 2021, the supply chain faced a familiar problem: storage of vaccines at very low temperatures. Most COVID-19 vaccines must be kept ultra-cold as they move along the supply chain—as low as 80 degrees Celsius for some.…