Country Approach

The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) approach in Botswana includes both technical assistance and direct procurements of antiretroviral commodities to ensure critical health commodities reach people living with HIV/AIDS with no stockouts.

Current technical assistance continues the legacy of the predecessor project (USAID Supply Chain Management System) in facilitating procurement capacity with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and furthering new activities dedicated to proliferating warehousing and distribution best practices.

Key Commodities
  • dolutegravir (DTG)


Activity Highlights

GHSC-PSM in Botswana launched in October 2016. Key activities include:

  • Provide systems strengthening technical assistance
  • Coordinate stakeholders to commit to and begin work on an outsourcing project to ensure procurement best practices at the MOH’s Central Medical Store, culminating in the signing of a project charter
  • Direct commodity procurements of DTG to prevent stockouts


Success Stories

Since July 2021, Botswana’s Ministry of Health (MoH) has led efforts to provide COVID-19 vaccines for more than two million people. All vaccine programs experience some level of waste. Based on the COVID-19 vaccines’ short shelf life and inadequate cold storage at the last mile, the MoH anticipated…
Access to extended antiretroviral therapy (ART) refills, or multi-month dispensing (MMD), is being accelerated in Botswana. Jwaneng Mine Hospital is one of the largest health facilities in the country serving a population of over 18,000 people and provides life-saving ART to at least 710 HIV…
Botswana has set ambitious goals for controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic and ensuring people living with HIV (PLHIV) have uninterrupted access to the treatment they need.