Uganda

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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 Uganda offers procurement and technical assistance to help ensure uninterrupted availability of high quality health commodities, focusing on those to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS and malaria, and to support family planning needs. A large part of our work supports warehousing and distribution of HIV/AIDS and malaria commodities from the central level to service delivery points. We also work with the Ministry of Health and Quantification and Procurement Planning Unit on forecasting and planning for health commodity supply needs for HIV/AIDS, malaria, and family planning.

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Key Commodities
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  • anesthetics
  • antiretrovirals (ARVs)
  • artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs)
  • artesunate injectable
  • cotrimoxazole
  • fluconazole
  • laboratory equipment
  • long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs)
  • malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs)
  • male and female condoms
  • oral and injectable contraceptives
  • viral load and early infant diagnosis reagents and consumables
  • voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) kits


Note: HIV rapid test kits (RTKs) are also procured through the GHSC-Rapid Test Kits project.

 

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Activity Highlights
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Key activities in Uganda include:

 

  • Finalize contracts with warehouses to store health commodities, and support and monitor activities including receipt, storage, and distribution of commodities to service delivery points
  • Review quarterly supply plans for HIV/AIDS, malaria, and family planning commodities
  • Prepare requisition orders based on approved supply plans and liaise with USAID and Uganda National Drug Authority to obtain clearance
  • Monitor the pipeline to ensure timely deliveries
  • Manage targeted local procurements of commodities such as lab reagents and consumables, including reviewing the supply plan, managing the tender process, managing contracts with the vendor, reviewing vendor performance, and maintaining auditable records

Success Stories

August 30, 2018
The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project worked with local government, USAID, and other partners to reduce typically long and inconsistent lead times for importing health commodities from as much as eight weeks to an average of four. This…