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Key Tools

Health Care Waste Management. Learn how SCMS builds technical and operational capacity and infrastructure to support sound management of hazardous waste. Our helpful resources include Health Care Waste Management Visual Aids and the SCMS Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Health Care Waste Management Toolkit.  Learn more 

The National Supply Chain Assessment toolkit. Use this comprehensive toolkit to assess the capability and performance at all levels of a health supply chain. The results of the assessment help supply chain managers and implementing partners develop their strategic and operational plans and monitor whether activities are achieving their expected outcomes. AccessToolkit.

For more information contact Kathleen Bartram and Diane Reynolds 

The SCMS Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Health Care Waste Management Toolkit. 

This Toolkit was created to provide guidance on implementing health care waste management (HCWM) best practices for male circumcision (MC) campaigns. Each component of the toolkit is based on the voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) experience in Swaziland, as well as WHO and South African standards (SANS 10248, in particular).

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Key Resources

Six Years of Saving Lives (2013)

SCMS's six year report, with a foreword by Amb. Eric Goosby, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator.

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SCMS FAQ: Counterfeits

Learn about the issues of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and their implications for HIV/AIDS programs. 

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Country Resources

Infographic: Improving Health Outcomes in Zambia (April 2014)

Learn how the eLMIS helped Zambia meet patient demand and improve health outcomes.

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SCMS In Briefs

Improving central medical store stock management in Mozambique with radio frequency devices (July 2014)

Learn how an efficient, up-to-date information system improved stock management at the central medical store in Mozambique.


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Technical Briefs

SCMS Technical Brief: "Implementing a system to ensure quality products in the supply chain." (January 2011)

Learn how SCMS emphasizes product quality in everything we do, from the commodities we procure to the management systems we use.


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Staff-authored Resources

Screening of Substandard and Fake Drugs in Underdeveloped Countries by TLC. (December 2013)

SCMS's Tom Layloff contributed to a chapter in the book, Thin Layer Chromatography in Drug Analysis.


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The Supply Chain Management System (scms) is implemented by the Partnership for Supply Chain Management, Inc. This website was made possible through the support of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) under the terms of contract no. GPO-I-00-05-00032-00. The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of USAID or the US government.