Malaria (Task Order 2) | Technical Assistance | Commodity Procurement
The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) extended its support to the Greater Mekong Sub-region (Burma, Cambodia, China [Yunnan Province], Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Thailand, and Vietnam) in 2011. With support from PMI and its partners, malaria control interventions are being implemented in Thailand and Laos and vital commodities are being distributed to vulnerable populations. In Thailand and Laos, PMI has supported Ministries of Health and malaria partners through procurement of malaria commodities, technical assistance in commodity forecasting and supply planning, and monitoring and reporting on the stock status of malaria products, including artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) and malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs).
In Thailand and Laos, the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project will support PMI through two primary objectives:
GHSC-PSM will support a Malaria Supply Chain Management Advisor in Bangkok (sharing office space with Thailand’s Bureau of Vector Borne Diseases) to work with regional stakeholders and partners on improving malaria supply chain management. This person will also serve as a focal point and clearinghouse for malaria commodity information and act as a resource for National Malaria Control Programs and PMI’s implementing partners.
Key activities in Thailand and Laos include: