The SCMS National Supply Chain Assessment Toolkit can be used 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.
This report provides the final documentation for SCMS’s contribution to the Bridging Assistance Program. It is designed to assist other organizations, governmental or nongovernmental, that take on a large-scale procurement and distribution program.
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).
Sign up for USAID's AIDSTAR-One HIV Prevention email updates. This monthly newsletter shares the latest events, studies and articles related to HIV/AIDS prevention. The resource is packed with reports, guidelines and tools linked to health systems supply chain management.
The AIDSTAR-One website includes 33 national treatment guidelines from 28 countries including guidelines on Adult, Adolescent, and Pediatric ART, PMTCT, Adherence and Retention, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PreP), Community Based Treatment and others. The guidelines are updated quarterly and include a synopsis and summary table of each country's treatment guideline. AIDSTAR-One.com features HIV and AIDS-related resources, including a searchable database of good and promising programmatic practices, technical briefs and case studies on successful programs and emerging approaches and other useful tools.
This Guide offers practical guidance in managing the supply chain, with an emphasis on health commodities. This handbook will be particularly useful for program managers who design, manage, and assess logistics systems for health programs. In addition, policymakers, system stakeholders, and anyone working in logistics will also find it helpful as a system overview and overall approach.
Sessions on Storage of Health Commodities, Assessing Logistics Systems, and Quantification of Health Commodities have been added to the computer-based logistics management training course, "Lessons in Logistics Management for Health Commodities." To access the sessions online, go to the JSI site and register as a member, and select Logistics from the course list.
In late January 2008, 130 experts and policy makers from 31 countries, including Cambodia, Haiti, Vietnam and 28 Sub-Saharan African countries, gathered for three days in Maputo, Mozambique for the Consensus Meeting on Clinical Laboratory Testing Harmonization and Standardization. At the end of the meeting, participants agreed to develop national strategic laboratory plans and policies, including standardization and harmonization of laboratory test supplies and equipment. SCMS served as technical secretariat for the meeting, which was sponsored by WHO AFRO and PEPFAR. Access documents generated from the meeting.
USAID | Deliver Project provides a variety of tools necessary for strengthening national laboratory supply chain systems. Key documents and tools cover assessment, policy, initial activities, support and supervision, product selection, quantification, computerized information management, and country examples of laboratory supply chain development.
This toolbox contains the ‘tools’ that can be explored and applied by countries who want to improve access to essential medicines by increasing transparency in the medicines supply chain through the creation of a multi-stakeholder alliance. They range from guidance on household surveys that identify how medicines are used by patients to the types of medicines in short supply in a specific region.
Quantimed is designed to improve the accuracy of order planning and budgeting by providing a systematic approach to organizing and analyzing data. Quantimed facilitates the calculation of commodity needs using either a single method or a combination of any of the three primary quantification methods: past consumption, morbidity patterns, and proxy consumption.
Consumers play an important public health role by reporting to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) any adverse events (unexpected side effects) after using a medical product, or other problems with any products that the agency regulates. Timely reporting allows the agency to take prompt action. There are a number of ways you can report problems to the agency, depending on the type of problem and product. The following tips and chart will help you make your report.
The Quality Assurance and Safety of Medicines team of the WHO Department of Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies (EMP) is making available details of its planned training and capacity building activities in each of the different programmes.
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is sponsoring the 3rd Virtual Course on Primary Health Care–based Pharmaceutical Services for Managers, aimed at developing the capacities of pharmaceutical services leaders and managers through a client- and community-centered approach.
A global resource center on male circumcision research, program implementation, documentation, and information. This portal provides a growing number of tools for policy makers and program implementers and those involved in designing and executing programs that offer male circumcision as an HIV risk-reduction strategy for heterosexual men.
PipeLine is a best-in-class desktop software tool–it helps program managers plan optimal procurement and delivery schedules for health commodities, and it monitors their orders throughout the supply chain. Policymakers, product suppliers, and donors can generate reports, estimate future product needs, and use the software as a key tool in program planning. This effective tool has been used in more than 40 countries around the world, with products in reproductive health, essential medicines, anti-retroviral testing and treatment, malaria testing and treatment, lab supplies, and tuberculosis treatment.
The World Heath Organization/AIDS Medicines and Diagnostics Service and its partner organizations initiated the development of a unique PSM Toolbox website for HIV-related health commodities. The PSM Toolbox website features a user-friendly search engine, regularly updated content, a forum to share tool use experiences and more. In addition, an offline version of the PSM Toolbox is available on CD-ROM free of charge.
This tool enables users to search for HIV medicine prices and volumes sold in countries/regions, by income category, by HDI category, by manufacturer and by type of manufacturer (generic, or innovator). SCMS, MSH and JSI are among the key data providers for the tool.
IHME is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world's most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Visualizations tools on the site include cause patterns, heatmap, and healthy years lost vs life expectancy.
To mark the 30th anniversary of HIV/AIDS, The Guardian has posted an interactive map of voices from the frontline. Articles tell stories from doctors, nurses, community workers and those living with HIV and Aids across the globe.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) web tool illustrates each individual country's progress towards the highly ambitious MDG targets. The tool includes MDG Progress Scorecards for each country, which include performance trajectories for each core target.
This guide leads users through the steps required to hire the right supply chain professionals, in the right quantities, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time, and for the right salaries. It also includes templates that will be helpful at each stage of the process.