Workforce Development

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The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project recognizes that without a strong, skilled workforce at the national and local levels, system-based and technological improvements won’t have their intended effect. Achieving a well-performing, motivated workforce requires strengthening the organizational systems, processes, and environment in which supply chain workers perform their duties.

Our vision is to foster self-sufficient organizations with institutionalized systems. This in turn will help ensure high performance from a professionalized and consumer-centered workforce for effective and efficient delivery of health commodities through to the last mile.

We go beyond basic capacity building to look at long-term solutions to organizational and people development, considering the development of human resources systems as an investment. We do this by providing technical support to continuously improve the systems, processes, and factors affecting an organization’s ability to plan for, manage, and support professionalized national cadres of supply chain professionals.

News & Highlights

Success Stories
October 19, 2021
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…
News Article
September 13, 2021
Djélika Doumbia remembers how frightening it was to rush her newborn son, Karim, to the hospital shortly after bringing him home.  He had fallen very ill due to an umbilical cord infection. While waiting anxiously at the hospital, a health worker explained that using shea butter on the cord…
Success Stories
August 23, 2021
For public health supply chains, data visibility is essential to maintaining a reliable supply of medicines and other health commodities. Zambia’s Serenje District has 28 facilities that report data through country’s electronic logistics management information system (LMIS). Of those, 15 submit…

Success Stories

October 20, 2021
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…
August 26, 2021
For public health supply chains, data visibility is essential to maintaining a reliable supply of medicines and other health commodities. Zambia’s Serenje District has 28 facilities that report data through country’s electronic logistics management information system (LMIS). Of those, 15 submit…
July 23, 2021
View the original story on the Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program website. Even without the stress of…