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

November 12, 2021
Octávio Longuenza is not one to shy away from tough jobs. He spends up to three months working underground in the diamond mines in Angola’s Lunda-sul Province, followed by three months above ground working other jobs, including as a driver to deliver malaria supplies to communities in Lunda-sul.…
October 26, 2020
As in many countries, Angola’s Ministry of Health has managed its public health supply chain within separate, parallel departmental programs. The siloed approach has led to numerous missed opportunities to consolidate and distribute commodities to more clients to achieve better health outcomes.…
August 24, 2020
From February to June 2020, Angola performed for the first time a remote, on-line quantification exercise to support the transition to TLD, the preferred first-line HIV/AIDS treatment. Angola’s Ministry of Health (MOH) made the decision to begin the transition to TLD with ministerial approval in…