Botswana

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Country Approach
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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.

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Key Commodities
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  • dolutegravir (DTG)

 

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Activity Highlights
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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

November 7, 2019
In September 2018, Botswana became one of the first countries to transition to the combined drug regimen tenofovir, lamivudine and dolutegravir (TLD), a single-pill antiretroviral (ARV).…