Mozambique

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Country Approach
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The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Mozambique provides technical and operational assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH) Central Medical Stores (CMAM), Central Laboratory Department, and Provincial Warehouses to manage the country’s supply chain. Historically, the MOH has faced a host of challenges, including limited capacity due to poor storage infrastructure, deficient management information systems, a lack of trained logistics professionals, low staff motivation due to poor wages and working conditions, lack of options for transporting goods, poor implementation of supply chain procedures, lack of involvement of clinical staff in managing medicines, and lack of inventory management at the health facility level.

The project’s long-term strategic goals are twofold: (1) forecast, plan supply of, and import U.S. government-funded health commodities donated to the Mozambican government and (2) continue to provide technical and operational assistance to the Mozambican government to build and manage – directly and through contractors – a strong country supply chain.

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Key Commodities
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  • antiretrovirals (ARVs)
  • artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs)
  • injectable and oral contraceptives
  • laboratory equipment
  • long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs)
  • male and female condoms
  • opportunistic infections medicines
  • rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria and syphilis
  • sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine
  • voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) kits
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Activity Highlights
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Key activities in Mozambique include:

  • Work with the MOH to implement the national pharmaceutical logistics strategic plan, leveraging support from USAID and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Support creation of a Data Management Unit to offer better visibility into the supply chain and provide quality harmonized data to operational units and stakeholders
  • Improve the registration, standardization, and qualification processes for enhanced quality assurance
  • Assist in redesigning country information, distribution, and transportations systems, as well as testing phased implementation in selected regions
  • Support CMAM in a variety of initiatives, such as standardizing specifications for surgical supplies, essential medicines, and consumables

Success Stories

April 16, 2019
On March 14th 2019, Cycle Idai made landfall in Beira, Mozambique as a Category 2 storm, with winds exceeding 105mph. Warehouses that serve as a lifeline for essential health commodities arriving in this port city were heavily damaged. Click on the photo essay below to learn how GHSC-PSM helped…
December 18, 2018
In Mozambique, a new tool has streamlined data collection in the health supply chain, increasing the quality and standardization of data and improving local health services. The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project has continued to maintain…
December 11, 2018
On September 16, 2018, Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi inaugurated a new regional warehouse in Nampula in the country’s northern region. With double the capacity of the previous one, the new warehouse is the largest storage facility for medicines and other health commodities in the country and…