In Ethiopia, Gender Analysis Findings for the Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency on Women’s Supply Chain Participation and Leadership
November 8, 2018
Ethiopia's Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency, with the support of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project, launched a study to identify workplace segregation and the gender-related factors that contribute to segregation in the supply chain workforce. This technical brief provides an overview of the study and its results, which seek to guide the recruitment of women into jobs traditionally considered the province of men and to address the larger shortage of supply chain managers in Ethiopia’s health sector.
September 21, 2018
This Quarterly Report summarizes GHSC-PSM's activities and outcomes for Year 3, Quarter 3, April 1 to June 30, 2018. In this quarter, GHSC-PSM procured and delivered $194 million in health commodities, expanded its country presence to 33 field offices by adding Sierra Leone, and achieved a 73 percent average on-time delivery rate.
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…