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
February 10, 2022
Fanny Mdeba, 24, of Blantyre, had previously failed to receive treatment after being diagnosed with malaria at Zingwangwa Health Centre, but this year, she could get treated. “ I felt feverish earlier this year,” she said. “I went to the health center and was relieved to receive medication, upon…
Innovations
December 28, 2021
While Thailand has an effective online Malaria Information System (MIS), most malaria commodity stock reports are still paper based, which limits the ability to capture real-time, accurate stock data. Working with the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD), USAID GHSC-PSM supported the…
News Article
December 22, 2021
There are limited health commodity resources in Nepal and they should be allocated appropriately to avoid wastages and stockouts that negatively affect health outcomes. The quantification of health commodities estimates the total quantities and costs of the products required for a specific health…

Success Stories

February 10, 2022
Fanny Mdeba, 24, of Blantyre, had previously failed to receive treatment after being diagnosed with malaria at Zingwangwa Health Centre, but this year, she could get treated. “ I felt feverish earlier this year,” she said. “I went to the health center and was relieved to receive medication, upon…
November 24, 2021
The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project organized a three-day training in Lagos on November 1-3, 2021 for 7 officials from the Family Health Department (FHD), National Product Supply Chain Management Program and the United Nations Population…
November 12, 2021
Octávio Longuenza is not one to shy away from tough jobs. He spends up to three months working underground in the diamond mines in Angola’s Lunda-sul Province, followed by three months above ground working other jobs, including as a driver to deliver malaria supplies to communities in Lunda-sul.…