July 9, 2018
GHSC-PSM is exploring the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to move HIV/AIDS supplies and other health commodities through public health supply chains to serve hard-to-reach health facilities. This guide provides: a list of general considerations for evaluating manufacturers; a thorough list of specifications and relevant questions for inclusion in a request for proposals (RFP); and a sample short list of recommended criteria to use when visiting manufacturers or attending demonstrations. An Excel version of the tables in this document will also be available for download on this…
May 18, 2018
This Quarterly Report summarizes GHSC-PSM's activities and outcomes for Year 3, Quarter 2, January 1 to March 31, 2018. In this quarter, the project procured $301 million and delivered $187 million in health commodities, an increase of $43.8 million and $11.3 million, respectively, over Q1. GHSC-PSM also expanded its country presence to 32 field offices — adding Mali to the countries supported with technical assistance.
April 27, 2018
The Pipeline Monitoring and Procurement Planning System (PipeLine) was designed to enable program managers to plan optimal procurement and shipment schedules for health commodities and to monitor the stock status of health products. Program managers can use PipeLine to assist in planning, to estimate future product needs in terms of quantities and costs, and to monitor the status of their procurement plans. The tool has been used in more than 40 countries to manage program and national level health commodities planning. Under GHSC-PSM, the tool is being reviewed for system upgrade and…
April 27, 2018
The Laboratory Efficiency and Quality Improvement Planning (LabEQIP) tool is a GIS-based solution that helps improve laboratory network efficiency and advance quality service delivery through data-driven optimization. LabEQIP is for use by ministries of health, donors, and other key stakeholders who work in national laboratory health program development. The most common use of the tool is to improve instrument placement strategies, referral network optimization, external quality audit (EQA) monitoring and performance review, and human resources coverage. LabEQIP was originally created by…
March 20, 2018
Oxytocin — a medicine used to prevent and treat postpartum hemorrhage — is temperature sensitive and requires transport and storage in the cold chain. Despite general awareness of the threat to oxytocin quality if the cold chain is not maintained, many countries still do not transport and store oxytocin appropriately. In October 2017, a group of scientists, researchers, manufacturers and health experts from the public and private sectors came together in Geneva to review current evidence on oxytocin and identify a way forward for improving the quality of oxytocin in countries…
March 13, 2018
This Quarterly Report summarizes GHSC-PSM's activities and outcomes for Year 3, Quarter 1, October 1 to December 31, 2017. In this quarter, the project achieved an average on-time delivery rate of 72 percent while also supporting a 37 percent increase in the volume of commodities delivered.