Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management Project (GHSC-PSM)

Overview

URC is part of the consortium of organizations implementing the Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) – Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) project, managed by Chemonics. The purpose of GHSC-PSM is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of USG-funded public health initiatives around the world. The project provides direct procurement and supply chain management support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and Population and Reproductive Health. In supporting USG-funded global health activities, PSM develops and manages a wide array of services for health commodity procurement and related systems strengthening technical assistance encompassing different elements of a comprehensive supply chain.

 

Objectives

​The GHSC-PSM project aims to improve the availability of health commodities and systems strengthening technical assistance under three objectives:

  • Global Commodity Procurement and Logistics – improve provision of essential health commodities
  • Systems Strengthening Technical Assistance – strengthen in-country supply chain systems
  • Global Collaboration – strategic engagement to improve long-term global supply of health commodities

 

Task Orders

HQ (TO-001) 06/11/2016 – 11/28/2023
Malawi (TO-002) 08/23/2016 – 10/31/2020
Lesotho (TO-003) 08/27/2016 – 02/03/2017
Guatemala (TO-004, TO-010) 01/05/2017 – 09/30/2017
10/01/2017 – 09/30/2019
Research (TO-005) 03/01/2017 – 06/15/2018
IT & Data Management (TO-006) 05/01/2017 – 09/30/2019
Dominican Republic (TO-008) 06/14/2017 – 09/30/2017
Zika (TO-011) 10/01/2017 – 07/31/2020
Systems Strengthening (TO-12, SubTO-215) 08/01/2017 – 11/28/2023

 

Achievements

URC was engaged in eleven task orders under this project. The following was accomplished by providing technical assistance across the spectrum of supply chain management via seconded staff and expert consultants:

  • Global: Warehousing and logistics, health workforce strengthening, leadership and governance
  • Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Peru, Panama: Support for importation and distribution of Zika commodities
  • Malawi: Health workforce capacity building
  • Guatemala: Logistics Advisor supporting PSM regional project office
  • Bangladesh: IT and data management support for survey of health facilities
  • Ghana: Support for Supply Chain Master Plan
  • Botswana, Lesotho, eSwatini: Capacity building for government officials in contracts and procurement

 

Duration
2016 to 2023
Funders 
US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Partners 
Chemonics