Nigeria Overview

In partnership with the Government of Nigeria (GoN) and other partners, the project improves availability of high-quality health commodities by strengthening logistics management information systems, streamlining distribution systems, and enhancing forecasting and procurement planning. 

With an emphasis on approaches used in the private sector, the project adapted a vendor-managed inventory approach to distribute health commodities directly to the health facilities. This model, called the Direct Delivery and Information Capture system, has now been implemented in four states (Bauchi, Ebonyi, Sokoto, and Zamfara) to distribute commodities for family planning/reproductive health and malaria. The project also engages in other interventions including the following:

Maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) and family planning: The project is engaged with the Subsidy Reinvestment Program maternal and child health (SURE-P MCH) to support the design and implementation of supply chain systems to provide MNCH commodities to 1000 primary health care centers nationwide. The project also focuses on strengthening the contraceptive logistics management system to ensure a steady flow of commodities to government service delivery points that offer family planning services.  

Tuberculosis (TB): To support the National TB and Leprosy Control Program, the project has provided capacity building for GoN and other health care workers on various aspects of logistics, as well as supporting the development of a harmonized and optimized supply chain system for managing multi-drug resistant TB commodities.

Malaria: Working in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria, the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP), and the state ministries of health, the project procures and manages antimalarial medicines, rapid diagnostics tests for malaria diagnosis, and long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLINs) for malaria prevention.  The project supports NMEP to improve state-level logistics data and bridge the gap between national malaria programs and supply chain operators to improve core supply chain functions, including quantification and monitoring and supervision. The project also supports routine distribution of LLINs in President’s Malaria Initiative focus states and mass replacement campaigns in selected states.

Nigeria Highlights

Three New Posters from Nigeria Highlight Supply Chain Successes
In Nigeria, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT is working to overcome obstacles to the public health supply chain by fostering coordination across and between health system levels and promoting the use of local languages in supply chain management. Click on the title above to learn more. (March 24, 2015)

Evaluating Last Mile Distribution Systems in Nigeria
The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT conducted a comparison of four supply chain systems in Nigeria to determine how different designs affect costs and which design features are essential to an effective last mile distribution system. (December 17, 2014)

Nigeria Direct Delivery and Information Capture Conference, Abuja, Nigeria, August 21, 2014
On August 7, 2014, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT convened a conference to disseminate the findings and lessons learned from the pilot DDIC cost and system evaluations. Click on the title above to learn more. (October 01, 2014)

Optimizing Supply Chains for Improved Performance
The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT has published a new technical brief, which provides an overview of supply chain optimization. Click on the title above to learn more. (September 04, 2014)

Supporting the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Program
The project brings expertise to the management of maternal and child health (MCH) commodities in Nigeria. Click on the title above to learn more. (August 18, 2014)

Direct Delivery and Information Capture
Pilot program reduces stockout of contraceptives and other common health products in Nigeria. Click on the title above to learn more. (August 18, 2014)

The Right Cost: Analyzing Public Health Supply Chain Costs for Sustainability
The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT developed a supply chain costing methodology and tool that supply chain managers can use to analyze activity-based costs. Click on the title above to learn more. (August 15, 2014)

Nigeria Launches a Malaria Procurement and Supply Chain Management Technical Working Group
On March 14, 2014, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT facilitated the launch of a Procurement and Supply Chain Management working group in the state of Sokoto in Nigeria. Sokoto State is a President’s Malaria Initiative focus state. Dr. Buhari Bello Kware, the Permanent Secretary for the Sokoto State Ministry of Health in North Western Nigeria, officiated the launch. (April 29, 2014)

Using GPS Data to DELIVER Health Products to People Faster
In Ebonyi State, Nigeria, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT Team devised an innovative strategy to create a digitized road network using Global Positioning System (GPS) data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. Click on the title above to learn more. (April 16, 2014)

Alliance for Malaria Prevention Honors Nigeria’s New Model for Last Mile Distribution of Health Commodities
The Alliance for Malaria Prevention has recognized the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT in Nigeria and its partners with an award for their work initiating and implementing the Direct Delivery and Information Capture (DDIC) model. The DDIC is an innovative system for the last mile distribution of health commodities that provides real time access to logistics data for evidence-based decisionmaking. (March 06, 2014)


Nigeria Develops Health Commodity Supply Chain Strategy
On April 16–17, in Abuja, Nigeria, the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) and the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT sponsored a national workshop to develop a strategy for strengthening Nigeria’s health commodity supply chains. Seventy-five representatives and experts from government agencies, development partners, program implementers, and other health system stakeholders gathered to develop a comprehensive supply chain management system strategic plan that supports national health goals and program activities. For more information click on the link above. (May 08, 2008)

Impact Brief
Impact Brief: Nigeria. Saving and Improving Lives through Increased Access to Contraceptives
Get the facts on improving access to modern methods of contraception, and USAID's contraceptive commodity support in Nigeria. 
» Download the brief.
 
Direct Delivery and Information Capture
DDIC Schematic
In Ebonyi state, stockouts of contraceptives and other common health products dropped from more than 70% to below 5% from January to September 2013 with bimonthly deliveries through the Direct Delivery and Information Capture system. Learn more about DDIC.
  
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