Country Approach

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.

Key Commodities
  • 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
Activity Highlights

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

GHSC-PSM, JHPIEGO, and Mozambique’s Department of Infrastructure and Hospital Equipment (DIEH) have been collaborating to ensure the long-term sustainability of new medical oxygen equipment donated by USAID and other funders for the COVID-19 response. With a decrease in serious COVID-19 cases…
Private pharmacies play a significant role in changing how people with HIV receive life-changing medicine. In Mozambique, where approximately 13 percent of adults are HIV positive, clients typically receive their antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) through overcrowded public health facilities. USAID’s…
In September, GHSC-PSM supported Mozambique’s National Institute of Health (INS) and other partners to launch the Emergency Supply Chain Playbook, a tool that aims to help countries effectively prepare for and respond to pandemic threats and other public health emergencies. Several countries have…