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New Video Celebrates Health Supply Chain Management Improvements in Zambia
January 30, 2017

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As the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT and the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) come to a close in Zambia after 10 years, this video compares supply chain challenges when the projects began and the achievements brought about through collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Medical Stores Limited (MSL), and other partners. The video also looks ahead at the future of the supply chain in Zambia, with recipient, implementer, and donor testimony.

Through the support of PEPFAR, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and USAID, the two projects contributed to strengthening Zambia’s public health supply chain for HIV/AIDS medicines, malaria medicines, essential medicines, and family planning products. The projects worked to build the capacity of the Government of Zambia (GRZ) to ensure the availability and security of vital health commodities at service-level sites by:

  • Strengthening logistics systems to avail critical data for informed supply chain decision making;
  • Increasing ownership to conduct coordinated, transparent quantification, procurement planning, and supply monitoring;
  • Providing cost-effective, reliable procurement services;
  • Reinforcing infrastructure for warehousing, distribution, and testing; and
  • Improving strategic management and planning for increased commodity security.

The two projects were delivered through a joint office managed by JSI. JSI implemented the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT and was a partner in the Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM), which implemented SCMS.  This JSI office also implemented the Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP).

The video was funded by the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT.

View the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QENSRsyw1D8.

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