|Procurement Primer for Health and Family Planning Programs in Bangladesh|
This 100-page booklet provides a simple overview of goods and services procurement for health-sector projects in Bangladesh that have been financed wholly or in part by the World Bank and the International Development Association (IDA).
|Bangladesh Bidder's Guide|
Provides a simplified explanation of competitive bidding and contracting procedures for health-sector projects in Bangladesh financed wholly or in part by the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA).
|Contraceptive Logistics Guidelines for Refugee Settings|
The guidelines presented in this manual provide an outline of basic contraceptive logistics management principles and procedures used by program managers in camps for refugees or displaced persons. By using the steps outlined in this manual, program managers can design and implement a simple contraceptive logistics system in a camp where family planning programs are underway.
|Pocket Guide to Managing Contraceptive Supplies|
This guide is for the staff of family planning or health clinics who manage contraceptive supplies and for the supervisor who oversees these logistics activities. This booklet is not a complete logistics text; its purpose is to be a quick reference for logistics formulas and principles to help staff manage supplies (both contraceptives and other commodities) correctly and efficiently.
|Contraceptive Forecasting Handbook for Family Planning and HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs|
Contraceptive Forecasting Handbook for Family Planning and HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs is a reference book for forecasting commodity needs for family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Topics range from general methodological considerations to special considerations when forecasting for HIV/AIDS prevention programs. 2000.
|Guidelines for Implementing Computerized Logistics Management Information Systems (CLMIS), Second Edition|
This guide defines the computerized LMIS, recommends the components of a successful computerized LMIS, and explains development, implementation, and operations of such a system. It also provides lessons learned and sample reports and graphs.
|Logistics Indicators Assessment Tool (LIAT)|
A quantitative data collection instrument, developed by DELIVER, that assesses health commodity logistics system performance and commodity availability at health facilities. The User's Guide is included and provides detailed instructions on how to use the tool.
|Logistics System Assessment Tool (LSAT) |
Newly revised, this qualitative data collection instrument provides a comprehensive system-level assessment of logistics system performance for any program that manages a health commodity.
|Logistics Management Information Systems (LMIS) Assessment Guidelines |
These guidelines are a general reference for field advisors conducting LMIS assessments.
|Concepts of Logistics System Design|
A frequent problem in logistics system design is that projects are undertaken piecemeal, with no organized framework for analysis; in consequently, systems are developed that are too complex or that lack the flexibility to change as the program environment changes. This document discusses some of the most important issues in the design of logistics systems and describes briefly several different types of systems.
|Logistics Handbook: A Practical Guide for the Supply Chain Management of Health Commodities|
The Logistics Handbook, updated in 2011, offers practical guidance in managing the supply chain, with an emphasis on health commodities. It is intended to help 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. Note: Spanish and French translations have been updated to reflect the current English version of the handbook.
Logistics Handbook: A Practical Guide for Supply Chain Managers in Family Planning and Health Programs - Spanish
|Tool to Assess Site Readiness for Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) or Capacity for Existing ART Sites|
This 20-page guide helps programs select ART sites based not on site type but on capacity, vision, and activities needed for rational introduction and expansion of ART into HIV care. The English tool is version 1.3; the Spanish tool is version 1.1.
|Guidelines for the Storage of Essential Medicines and Other Health Commodities |
This guide is a practical reference for those managing or involved in setting up a storeroom or warehouse. It contains written directions and clear illustrations on receiving and arranging commodities; special storage conditions; tracking commodities; maintaining the quality of the products; constructing and designing a medical store; and waste management; as well as additional resources. (Revised March 2006)
|Logistics Workbook: A Companion to the Logistics Handbook|
This workbook is intended to be used only in conjunction with The Logistics Handbook: A Practical Guide for Supply Chain Managers in Family Planning and Health Programs. The handbook presents technical information, case studies, and theoretical application for anyone working in supply management. It can also be a resource for logistics information. By completing the exercises in the workbook, you will reinforce concepts learned while reading the handbook. You can also try out ideas from the handbook.
|Strategic Pathway to Reproductive Health Commodity Security (SPARHCS) Tool|
SPARHCS (pronounced "sparks") is a tool to help countries develop and implement strategies to secure essential supplies for family planning and reproductive health programs. SPARHCS is meant to bring together a wide range of stakeholders to initiate at the country level concerted efforts toward the goal of reproductive health commodity security.
|Guidelines for the Proper Storage of Health Commodities (11" x 17")|
A list of key points that should be followed by all storage facilities along the supply chain to ensure quality health commodities for the end user. Tabloid size (11" x 17")
|Contraceptive Security Index Technical Manual|
The Contraceptive Security Index Technical Manual describes, in detail, the indicators selected and the methodology used to calculate the index, including indicator calculations, scales, conversions, and weighting.
|Guidelines for the Proper Storage of Health Commodities (wall chart, 24" x 36")|
A list of key points that should be followed by all storage facilities along the supply chain to ensure quality health commodities for the end user. (Wall chart, 24" x 36")
|Guidelines for Warehousing Health Commodities|
The 2014 update of these guidelines were written for anyone trying to meet and solve the challenges of operating a warehouse today. They are an important reference tool for managers and staff, whether they are constructing a new warehouse, implementing a new warehouse system, or redesigning their current system. Guidelines for Warehousing Health Commodities is for use by supply chain managers, logistics advisors, and warehouse managers who want to improve and increase efficiency in their current health commodity warehouse.
|Assessment Tool for Laboratory Services and Supply Chains (ATLAS)|
Updated in 2010, the Assessment Tool for Laboratory Services and Supply Chains (ATLAS) is a data gathering tool developed by the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT to assess laboratory services and logistics. The ATLAS is a diagnostic and monitoring tool that can be used as a baseline survey to complete an annual assessment or as an integral part of the work planning process. The ATLAS is both a quantitative and qualitative tool. The information collected by using the ATLAS is analyzed to identify issues and opportunities and to outline further assessment and/or appropriate interventions.
|Building Blocks for Logistics System Design for HIV Tests and ARV Drugs: Inventory Control Systems, Logistics Management Information Systems, and Storage and Distribution|
This document provides recommendations in four areas of supply chain management of antiretroviral drugs and HIV tests: the inventory control system, the logistics management information system, storage, and distribution.
|Procuring HIV/AIDS Commodities Using USG Funds: Lessons and Approaches|
This paper outlines special considerations for procuring HIV/AIDS commodities using United States Government funds, and highlights lessons and approaches drawn from DELIVER’s experience.
|Assessing Supply Chains for HIV/AIDS Commodities|
This paper presents technical guidance for assessing supply chain management systems for HIV/AIDS programs in the context of system design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
|HIV/AIDS Commodity Security: A Framework for Strategic Planning|
This paper presents a framework for strategic planning that brings together a series of functions, programs, and activities necessary for the improvement of HIV/AIDS commodity security.
|Supply Chain Management of ARV Drugs: Considerations for Initiating and Expanding National Supply Chains|
This paper identifies and discusses key supply chain management considerations for programs as they expand national ART programs.
|HIV/AIDS Service Delivery Programs: Overview and Insights for Supply Chain Managers|
This paper provides a brief overview of how HIV/AIDS programs and services are organized and delivered in resource-limited settings, and it highlights contextual and programmatic issues for supply chain managers to consider when designing logistics systems.
|Guide for Quantifying Laboratory Supplies|
This guide describes the process and methodologies used for quantifying laboratory supplies.
|Monitoring and Evaluation Indicators for Assessing Logistics Systems Performance|
Quality monitoring is an integral part of any health logistics system, as it can describe the performance of the logistics system, evaluate strengths and weaknesses, and allow for accountability and advocacy. This document describes several indicators that are useful tools in monitoring and evaluating a logistics system for reproductive health commodities. These indicators can be used to measure the availability of commodities in a health facility, the performance of the logistics system, and, ultimately, commodity security.
|Building a Standard Laboratory Equipment List|
This document is a tool to aid country laboratory program decisionmakers in one aspect of standardization: identifying, documenting, and evaluating criteria to select laboratory equipment to appear on the country’s standard equipment list.
|Computerizing Logistics Management Information Systems for HIV Tests, Laboratory Supplies, and ARV Drugs: Lessons Learned from Kenya and Uganda|
This paper provides insights and lessons learned from the implementation of computerized logistics management information system (LMIS) for two national programs, and identifies some of the considerations and requirements for planning the computerization of LMIS.
|Recommended Supply Chain Indicators for PEPFAR Next Generation Program Indicators|
This Draft for Public Comment discusses the supply chain indicators being proposed by the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT as recommended program indicators for PEPFAR Next Generation.
|Guidelines for the Proper Storage of Health Commodities (8.5" x 11")|
A list of key points that should be followed by all storage facilities along the supply chain to ensure quality health commodities for the end user. (8.5" x 11")
|Guidelines for the Proper Storage of Health Commodities (A4)|
A list of key points that should be followed by all storage facilities along the supply chain to ensure quality health commodities for the end user. (A4)
|General Instructions: Depopulation, Decontamination, and Disposal (3-D) Kit|
In August 2008, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 2—implemented by John Snow, Inc.; and with support from USAID’s Avian Influenza Unit; and partners, the Academy for Educational Development (AED) and the Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI)—hosted a kit instructions development workshop. At the workshop, bio-hazard response experts developed step-by-step instructions on how to use the 3-D and Surveillance Biosecurity Kits.
|Master Listing of Product Volumes and Weights|
This list provides representative volumes and weights for most pharma and medical supplies in use. Three sources (UNICEF, MissionPharma, and IDA) were used to compile this list, and accordingly each source may have different volumes and weights associated with the same product.
|General Instructions: Surveillance Biosecurity (SBS) Kit|
USAID developed the Surveillance Biosecurity (SBS) Kit to prevent the unintended spread of disease to humans, animals, and geographical areas during a highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak. The kit provides equipment for team members to protect themselves while they are conducting surveillance and taking a census of susceptible species that are adjacent to the infected areas. It also enables them to practice effective biosecurity while they are surveying potentially infected areas.
|USAID Avian and Pandemic Influenza Response Unit: Decontamination Kit Review|
The Avian Influenza International Stockpile (AIIS) contains personal protective equipment (PPE) kits, decontamination kits, and laboratory specimen collection kits. In September 2007, to improve worker safety and compliance and to recommend any necessary modifications to the AIIS kits, USAID convened experts from a wide variety of U.S. Government agencies to conduct a technical review of the contents of these kits.
|USAID AAIS Diagnostic Commodity Strategy Review: Meeting Report|
A meeting was held on August 8, 2008 to discuss the stockpiling and distribution strategy for rapid antigen test (RAT) kits and for diagnostic equipment, including laboratory specimen collection kits. This was an opportunity for USAID to review the role of the laboratory specimen collection kits and the other diagnostic-related products supplied through the Avian Influenza International Stockpile (AIIS) to the recipient countries.
|USAID Avian and Pandemic Influenza Respose Unit: Avian Influenza International Stockpile: Commodity Review|
The Review panel identified five critical priority areas as essential to improving worker safety and compliance regarding the utilization of Avian Influenza International Stockpile (AIIS) commodities in response to outbreaks of Avian Influenza.
|Quantification of Health Commodities: A Guide to Forecasting and Supply Planning for Procurement|
This guide to quantification of health commodities has been developed to assist technical advisors, program managers, warehouse managers, procurement officers, and service providers in (1) estimating the total commodity needs and costs for successful implementation of national health program strategies and goals, (2) identifying the funding needs and gaps for procurement of the required commodities, and (3) planning procurements and shipment delivery schedules to be able to ensure a sustained and effective supply of health commodities. Updated June 2014.
|Planning and Implementing a Logistics System Design Activity |
Guidelines for technical advisors on the process of designing a logistics system for health commodities that is sustainable, country specific, and flexible to the program needs and product characteristics.
|Logistics of Health Care Waste Management: Information and Approaches for Developing Country Settings|
This publication considers the reality of health care waste management practices in resource-limited settings, and offers solutions based on actual experience in developing countries.
|Transporting, Storing, and Handling Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests at Central and Peripheral Storage Facilities|
Developed by the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), World Health Organization-Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO-WPRO), Roll Back Malaria Partnership, and UNICEF, this manual is intended for staff at central and peripheral storage facilities that use malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). This publication describes the basic principles for management and storage of RDT stock, outlines practical solutions for protecting RDTs against high temperatures during storage and transport, and describes how to manage waste generated from RDT use.
|Transporting, Storing, and Handling Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests in Health Clinics|
Developed by the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), World Health Organization-Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO-WPRO), Roll Back Malaria Partnership, and UNICEF, this manual is intended for staff at health clinics that use malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). This publication describes the basic principles for management and storage of RDT stock, outlines practical solutions for protecting RDTs against high temperatures during storage and transport, and describes how to manage waste generated from RDT use.
|Quantification of Health Commodities: ARV Companion Guide. Forecasting ARV Drugs Using the Morbidity Method|
The primary focus and purpose of the ARV companion guide is to describe the process and the methods used for forecasting ARV drug needs.
|Laboratory Logistics Handbook: A Guide to Designing and Managing Laboratory Logistics Systems|
The expansion of programs for human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis, and malaria requires strong and supportive laboratory services.This document describes the function and organization of laboratory services and the commodities needed for laboratory services, and it discusses supply chain considerations for management of laboratory commodities.
|Quantification of Health Commodities: HIV Test Kit Companion Guide|
The primary focus and purpose of this companion guide is to supplement the general guide on Quantification of Health Commodities: A Guide to Forecasting and Supply Planning for Procurement by describing in detail the specific methodology for forecasting consumption of HIV test kits as a critical step in the overall quantification process.
|Guidelines for Managing the Laboratory Supply Chain (V.2)|
This paper describes the function and organization of laboratory services and the commodities needed for laboratory services, and it discusses supply chain considerations for management of laboratory commodities.
|Turning the Digital Corner: Essential Questions for Planning for a Computerized Logistics Management Information Systems|
This guide provides countries and programs that are interested in computerizing their logistics management information system (LMIS) with a process and structure for developing their vision for a computerized LMIS (C-LMIS), and for determining what resources are needed to implement that vision.
|Logistics Indicators Assessment Tool (LIAT) Antiretroviral Drugs|
The Logistics Indicators Assessment Tool (LIAT), a quantitative data collection instrument developed by the DELIVER project, is used to conduct a facility-based survey to assess health commodity logistics system performance and commodity availability at health facilities. This tool has been adapted from the original version specifically to assess antiretroviral drugs logistics system performance and availability at health facilities.
|Logistics Indicators Assessment Tool (LIAT) HIV Test Kits|
The Logistics Indicators Assessment Tool (LIAT), a quantitative data collection instrument developed by the DELIVER project, is used to conduct a facility-based survey to assess health commodity logistics system performance and commodity availability at health facilities. This tool has been adapted from the original version, specifically to assess human immunodeficiency virus tests logistics system performance and availability at health facilities.
|Laboratory Standardization: Lessons Learned and Practical Approaches|
As the organizational structure of laboratories in limited-resource settings has evolved in response to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases; and as more peripheral laboratories have become involved in providing routine testing, the need for laboratory standardization has become more pronounced.
|Measuring Contraceptive Security Indicators in 36 Countries|
In 2009, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT developed a set of standard contraceptive security indicators and surveyed 36 countries on these indicators. This paper presents summary findings and advocates for the continued use of contraceptive security indicators to help in-country stakeholders monitor and foster progress toward contraceptive security.
|Assessing Policies and Practices That Affect Contraceptive Financing and Procurement |
The purpose of this guide is to help national governments, donors, and other key stakeholders improve the policy environment for contraceptive security and, in particular, the operational policies and practices for procuring and financing contraceptive supplies.
|Reengineering Public Health Supply Chains for Improved Performance: Guide for Applying Supply Chain Segmentation Framework|
This guide describes the process of segmenting a supply chain and provides a hypothetical example of an in-country application. The segmentation approach is a powerful tool for improving customer service and can easily be applied to public health supply chains.
|Initiating In-Country Pre-Service Training in Supply Chain Management Commodities: Process Guide and Sample Curriculum Outline|
This process guide and sample curriculum outline offers programs, governments, and projects interested in implementing pre-service training (PST) for supply chain management of health commodities a general understanding of the process, stages, steps, and activities required for initiating a successful PST training program.
|Logistics Management Units: What, Why, and How of the Central Coordination of Supply Chain Management|
This document describes a logistics management unit, how it can be structured, the reasons for advocacy, and suggestions on how to begin. Also included are illustrations using country examples.
|Segmenting Laboratory Commodities for Logistics System Design|
This guide includes examples of practical laboratory practices that are specific to the process of segmenting laboratory commodities. This important tool, useful for laboratory logistics system designers, logically and systematically reviews, analyzes, and organizes the products to ensure an efficient and effective supply chain design.
|Emerging Trends in Supply Chain Management Outsourcing Public Health Logistics in Developing Countries|
This paper examines the potential opportunity for public sector health systems to engage third party service providers to support the logistics functions—with an emphasis on distribution, warehousing, and inventory management. It provides stakeholders in supply chain management for public sector health, including the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Finance officials, program managers, and Central Medical Store managers with a resource that describes outsourcing and how it could be used in public health supply chains, when to consider outsourcing, the process of deciding whether outsourcing is a viable option in a particular context, and how to begin the outsourcing process.
|Measuring Supply Chain Performance: Guide to Key Performance Indicators for Public Health Managers|
Public health programs need supply chains they can rely on for ensuring product availability where and when needed. Implementing supply chain performance indicators of metrics is one of the simplest, least expensive and least time-consuming activity that will show improvement in operations. For greater impact, it is important for the metrics to be aligned and not work at counter purposes.
|Transport Assessment Tool|
Health programs can use the Transport Assessment Tool to review the performance of a transport system that manages any health commodity. The tool includes questions on numerous components related directly and indirectly to transport. The answers to these questions can be used to document the system’s strengths and the areas that require attention; and to help identify opportunities for improvements.
|Transport Management: A Self-Learning Guide for Local Transport Managers of Public Health Services|
This guide comprises a self-directed course on managing sustainable, cost-effective transport management systems for Ministries of Health and other organizations implementing public health programs. It is written for local managers of public health services.
|Checklist for Maintaining a Supply Chain|
Logistics routine activity checklists by level to be customized for specific countries and systems. Checklists include: Health Centre Level, Hospitals, District Health Office, Provincial Health Office, Central Medical Stores (CMS), and Central Ministry of Health Staff or Logistics Management Unit (LMU).
|Bangladesh: WIMS User Guide|
User guide for the Warehouse Inventory Management System(WIMS)software.
|Bangladesh: WIMS Technical Manual |
Technical manual for the Warehouse Inventory Management System (WIMS)software.
CPT Guidance section from the 2010 Public Health Procurement Guide and Catalog.
|Indonesia: Logistics Management for Pandemic Influenza KOMNAS FBPI Commodity Management System for USAID-Supplied Personal Protective Equipment|
This manual was written for the National Committee for Avian Influenza Control and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (KOMNAS FBPI), USAID, and other partners and organizations interested in the storage and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE). USAID supplied the equipment to help address the PPE needs of KOMNAS FBPI, either before or after an outbreak of avian influenza. The report has three main sections: (1) background, (2) assumptions, and (3) system design and standard operating procedures. The forms recommended for use with the system are included in the appendices.
|Strengthening HIV/AIDS Commodity Forecasting Factors and Considerations for Increasing Accuracy|
Forecast consumption, and actual consumption data on HIV and AIDS commodities, from five separate countries were analyzed for error rates in forecasting. The forecasting process was reviewed, as well as the in-country context to determine possible causes for more or less accurate forecasting results. Findings and conclusions were determined based on the analysis.
|Guidelines for Managing the Malaria Supply Chain: A Companion to the Logistics Handbook|
A practical guidebook on supply chain management with an emphasis on antimalarial health products. The text should be helpful to program managers who design, manage, and assess logistics systems for malaria programs. Policy makers, system stakeholders, and others whose jobs relate to antimalarial product supply chains will also find this guide useful.
|Supervision and On-the-Job Training for Supply Chain Management at the Health Facility|
Supervision guidelines serve as a resource for both supervisors and supervisees in how to prepare for a supervision visit, what to expect during a visit, and what follow-up actions should be taken post-visit. A sample supervision checklist complete with job aids provides county programs with ready-to-use guidelines that can easily be adapted and customized according to country-specific contexts.
|Guide to Conducting Supply Chain Assessments Using the LSAT and LIAT|
Supply chain assessments are conducted periodically to support the development of logistics systems. As assessments become a standard part of overall logistics management, the capacity of in-country stakeholders to drive the assessment process needs to increase. As a guide to conducting supply chain assessments with the Logistics System Assessment Tool (LSAT) and the Logistics Indicators Assessment Tool (LIAT), this document is meant to support capacity building and supplement the lessons that evaluators have learned from their own experience.
|Global Positioning System Data Collection Guidelines|
Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) information as part of a facility-based supply chain assessment helps identify logistics issues that may be specific to certain areas of a country. Overall, GIS adds value to information that is obtained with the Logistics Indicator Assessment Tool (LIAT) by increasing ways data can be used and by providing a simple method for visually demonstrating results.
|Data Entry Guidelines for the Logistics Indicators Assessment Tool (LIAT)|
To facilitate the collection of quality data in a facility-based supply chain assessment, it is essential to adapt the Logistics Indicators Assessment Tool (LIAT) so that it addresses the specific parameters of a given country’s supply chain.
|Measuring Contraceptive Security Indicators in 2010: Data Update |
In 2010, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT conducted its second annual round of data collection on contraceptive security indicators, gathering data from 35 USAID first tier priority countries for family planning and from USAID | DELIVER PROJECT countries. This paper updates the data in Measuring Contraceptive Security Indicators in 36 Countries, which was based on similar data collection in 2009. It also continues to advocate for the increased use of contraceptive security indicators to help in-country stakeholders monitor and foster progress toward contraceptive security.
|Supply Chain Evolution: Introduction to a Framework for Supply Chain Strengthening of a Developing Country Public Health Programs |
Demonstrates to countries how to implement and sustain an integrated supply chain.
|Health Care Waste Management of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests in Health Clinics|
This publication is intended for all the staff at health centers that use malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and must dispose of the waste from the tests after they are used. Included are descriptions and illustrations of the basic principles of waste management and specific solutions for managing the waste. USAID |
|Contraceptive Financial Sustainability Tool User’s Manual|
This manual includes guidance on how to use the Microsoft Excel-based Contraceptive Financial Sustainability Tool to identify any funding gaps by developing scenarios and determining financing requirements and commitments. The scenarios are the starting point for devising strategic options to fill any gap between need and availability; the goal is always to improve the country’s financial sustainability.
|Contraceptive Financial Sustainability: A Primer|
Consistent and reliable financing is needed to procure contraceptives to ensure they are available when and where needed by health programs and clients. Countries are faced with limited resources and continuing demand for contraceptives. A number of different options can be considered to diversify and increase the sustainability of contraceptive financing.
|Contraceptive Financial Sustainability Tool|
The Contraceptive Financial Sustainability Tool gives countries the ability to examine the impact different modes of financing might have on each sector and to select the best options for the country program, making it extremely useful for planning purposes.
|Contraceptive Financial Sustainability Sample Data File|
Accompanies the Contraceptive Financial Sustainability Tool.
|Guide to Health Care Waste Management for the Community Health Worker|
This illustrated guide provides practical guidance for community health workers on how to safely handle and dispose of hazardous waste. It describes the basic principles of waste management and offers solutions for managing the waste generated from everyday activities carried out in the community.
|Quantification of Health Commodities: Contraceptive Companion Guide|
This guide should be used with the main guide—Quantification of Health Commodities: A Guide to Forecasting and Supply Planning for Procurement. The companion guide will assist program managers, service providers, and technical experts when conducting a quantification of commodity needs and costs for short-acting, long-acting, and permanent methods of contraception. The guide describes the steps in forecasting consumption of contraceptive supplies; after which, to complete the quantification, the users should refer to the main quantification guide for the supply planning step. This companion guide also presents a suggested forecasting methodology for the long-acting and permanent methods of contraception (LA/PM) which includes the additional medical instruments, expendable medical supplies, pain management drugs, and infection prevention supplies required to provide quality LA/PM services.
|Using Last Mile Distribution to Increase Access to Health Commodities|
Last Mile delivery presents a unique challenge in making health commodities available in the developing world. This guide, designed for in-country practitioners and decisionmakers, uses a range of real world examples to support selection and design of last mile distribution approaches which respond to specific challenges.
|A Participatory Approach: Using Market Analysis to Improve Access to Family Planning Services|
The LAC Regional Contraceptive Security Initiative Team developed and tested a participatory market analysis methodology to analyze client needs; it uses a wide variety of activities and a framework that combines supply and demand for family planning and coordination. This approach takes the user through a series of six steps to analyze, better understand, and use market analysis data. As a result, local active stakeholder collaboration, particularly in the LAC region, has increased their knowledge about the family planning market, revitalized their commitment to improve service provision, and led them to develop more concrete and better coordinated strategies to reduce gaps in access to family planning services and commodities. NOTE: The Spanish version is a translation of the original 2011 guide.
|Templates for a Participatory Market Analysis of Family Planning Services|
This file includes a collection of templates to be adapted and used in conducting a participatory market analysis of family planning (FP) services. The templates provide an agenda, facilitator instructions for a mapping exercise, participant instructions for a gap analysis, participant instructions to build consensus on gaps, instructions for facilitator and participants to discuss the role of the private commercial sector and other sectors, and a guide for identifying strategies to improve access to FP services. NOTE: The Spanish version is a translation of the original 2011 template collection.
|Contraceptive Security Plan Strategic Framework|
Example of a CS plan strategic framework,companion document to A Participatory Approach: Using Market Analysis to Improve Access to Family Planning Services
|Long-Lasting Insecticide-Treated Net Market and Data Analysis–2011 Addendum|
In 2010 the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT was tasked with providing an analysis of how the LLIN industry has adapted to the rapid scale-up of LLIN procurement since 2007, identify potential trends since 2007 and report if there are any predictable cost drivers for the procurement of LLINs. The result of this analysis was a study titled; LLIN Market and Data Analysis. The purpose of this addendum is to outline where previously identified trends and costs drivers have changed or remained the same when data from procurements carried out by the project between August 2010 and September 2011 are incorporated into the original analysis.
|User Guide: Interactive Maps of Supply Chain Contraceptive Security Data|
This guide will help you effectively navigate and use our interactive online maps.
|A Guide for Preparing, Mapping, and Linking Logistics Data to a Geographic Information System |
This guide is an introduction on how to integrate logistics management information systems (LMIS) with geographic information systems (GIS). It covers the value of integrating these two systems, the steps in assessing if it is currently viable to link the systems, how to set the linkage, the processes for using LMIS within a GIS platform, and finally how to sustain the linkage. The aim of this guide is to assist logistics managers, decisionmakers and technical experts in understanding the value of integrating GIS and of the process involved in integrating these two systems.
|ATLAS Database Guide for Users and Administrators|
This guide is a companion to the Assessment Tool for Laboratory Services and Supply Chains (ATLAS) database and has two parts. Part 1 is the User’s Guide, intended for the average user of the tool. Part 2 is the Administrator’s Guide and is intended for an administrator or a person experienced in laboratory assessments who can then modify the tool to fit the country context.
|Quantification of Health Commodities: Laboratory Commodities Companion Guide—Forecasting Consumption of Laboratory Commodities|
The primary focus and purpose of this companion guide is to supplement the general guide, Quantification of Health Commodities: A Guide to Forecasting and Supply Planning for Procurement, by describing, in detail, the specific methodology for forecasting consumption of laboratory commodities as a critical step in the overall quantification process.
|Measuring Contraceptive Security Indicators in 2011|
In 2011, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT conducted its third annual round of data collection on contraceptive security indicators. The project gathered data from 40 countries, primarily USAID first tier priority countries for family planning or USAID | DELIVER PROJECT countries. This paper updates the data from the previous years’ data collection; it also continues to advocate for the increased use of contraceptive security indicators to help in-country stakeholders monitor and foster progress toward contraceptive security.
|Selecting and Implementing Vendor Managed Inventory Systems for Public Health Supply Chains: A Guide for Public Sector Managers|
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) systems have gained prominence in the private sector as a task shifting approach to strengthening supply chain performance. To date, little is known about how traditional VMI systems, which are prevalent in the private sector, can be appropriately adapted to public sector supply chains for health commodities. The authors present a public sector–specific definition of VMI and present a number of models of VMI systems that are applicable to the unique context of the public health sector in developing countries.
|LLIN Market and Data Analysis: Cost Effectiveness Study—Final Report|
Under the Roll Back Malaria Initiative and the objective to achieve universal mosquito nets (LLIN) coverage by December 31st, 2010, the procurement of LLIN has scaled up significantly during the past four years. Large quantities of LLIN have been delivered particularly to the most vulnerable population groups. The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT has played a major role in this effort. This report analyzes how the LLIN industry has adapted to this rapid scale-up and identifies potential trends over time and whether there are any predictable cost drivers for the procurement of LLIN.
|Computerizing Logistics Management Information Systems: A Program Manager’s Guide|
As in-country public health logistics systems become more integrated and sophisticated, many countries are looking to automate their logistics management information systems (LMIS) in order to improve the quantity, quality, and timeliness of logistics data throughout the country. These guidelines were written for managers in the Ministry of Health, program managers, donors, and management information system (MIS) program officers as a reference when considering starting an LMIS automation project, planning for one, and executing that plan.
|Options Guide: Performance-Based Incentives to Strengthen Public Health Supply Chains--Version 1|
Performance-based incentives (PBIs) aim to motivate all the people and teams who together comprise a public supply chain to work hard and perform their function well. PBI is an innovative approach that explicitly links financial investment to results. This guide is intended to facilitate the task of developing successful PBI initiatives to strengthen supply system performance so that such systems can contribute to improved health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries.
|Commercial Sector Performance-Based Financing Offers Lessons for Public Health Supply Chains in Developing Countries|
This brief explores ways that public health supply chain managers can adapt commercial sector performance incentives to improve supply chain performance.
|Procurement Performance Indicators Dashboard|
To be used in conjunction with the Procurement Performance Indicators Guide—Using Procurement Performance Indicators to Strengthen the Procurement Process for Public Health Commodities, this Microsoft Excel spreadsheet captures procurement performance data and graphically summarizes results for procurement indicators in a dashboard format. The indicators provide health commodity procurement managers with key performance information on different aspects of a procurement system, including cost, quality, timeliness of processes, system productivity, and system integrity.
|Procurement Performance Indicators Guide: Using Procurement Performance Indicators to Strengthen the Procurement Process for Public Health Commodities|
This guide describes suggested key indicators that can be helpful in tracking the performance of various aspects of a procurement system. The guide provides the following information for each indicator: the formula for calculating the indicator, guidance on setting an appropriate target level, where to find the data needed to calculate the indicator, how to use the results, and how to illustrate the results.
|Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risks: Activity Session Notes|
These notes should be used together with the PowerPoint presentation titled Workshop: Developing a Risk Management Plan. These notes and the PPT slides will help facilitators lead the development of a risk management plan for a public health supply chain.
|The Risk Assessment and Control Decision Support Tool (TRAC_DST)|
TRAC_DST is a macro-driven, Excel-based database, visualization, and decision analysis tool developed to aid risk evaluation, generation of risk treatment options, and risk performance monitoring in global and public health supply chains.
|Risk Management for Public Health Supply Chains: Toolkit for Identifying, Analyzing, and Responding to Supply Chain Risk in Developing Countries|
Risk management for public health supply chains focuses on how to organize the logistics activities of the supply chain in order to ensure that commodities needed for health programs are continuously available, without disruption. This toolkit introduces risk management activities for health programs in developing countries.
|Human Resource Capacity Development in Public Health Supply Chain Management: Assessment Tool and Templates|
The assessment tool and templates in this document should be used in conjunction with the Human Resource Capacity Development in Public Health Supply Chain Management: Assessment Guide and Tool to gather data on human resource opportunities and challenges associated with supply chain management. Data collected through this assessment are expected to strengthen supply chain personnel capacity by informing host country efforts to build applicable human resource systems and to advocate for professionalizing supply chain management. This MSWord file is adaptable to the context of individual countries.
|Human Resource Capacity Development in Public Health Supply Chain Management Assessment: Diagnostic Dashboard|
The Diagnostic Dashboard is the third component of the Human Resource Capacity Development in Public Health Supply Chain Management Assessment Tool. It is an Excel-based rating tool used to define the stage of development, or maturity, of each human resources for health (HRH) building block. Collected data are used to inform recommendations with the intention of advancing HRH building blocks to the next development stage in order to strengthen the human resource management of supply chain personnel in ways that positively impact supply chain performance.
|Human Resource Capacity Development in Public Health Supply Chain Management: Assessment Guide and Tool|
The guide presents a structured, rating-based methodology designed to provide a rapid, comprehensive assessment of the capacity of the human resource support system for a country’s supply chain. Data are gathered from a document review, focus group discussions, and in-country stakeholder interviews to identify the strengths, areas for improvement, opportunities, and challenges for a wide range of human resource inputs and components. The findings are transformed into specific recommendations and strategies for action based on an understanding of country priorities and programming gaps.
|Last Mile Costs of Public Health Supply Chains in Developing Countries: Recommendations for Inclusion in the United Nations OneHealth Model|
The last mile is that portion of the supply chain that delivers a health product from the last storage point to the consumer at the service delivery point. This paper presents estimates of last mile supply chain costs for public health commodities in developing countries. The estimates are in response to a request by the developers of the United Nations OneHealth Model for guidance on how to best include last mile costs in the model.
|Guide to Conducting Supply Chain Assessments Using the LSAT and LIAT: Templates|
This document contains templates that may be downloaded and adapted as needed when using the Guide to Conducting Supply Chain Assessments Using the LSAT and LIAT. Supply chain assessments are conducted periodically to support the development of logistics systems. As assessments become a standard part of overall logistics management, the capacity of in-country stakeholders to drive the assessment process needs to increase. The guide is meant to support capacity building and supplement the lessons that evaluators have learned from their own experience.
|Supply Chain Costing Tool|
The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT has designed the Supply Chain Costing tool to support the implementation of public health supply chain costing exercises. Based in Excel, the software tool greatly facilitates data collection, analysis, and report generation of a supply chain costing exercise. Please also see the Supply Chain Costing Tool User's Manual, which provides detailed instructions for using the tool.
|Guide to Public Health Supply Chain Costing: A Basic Methodology|
On several occasions since 2004, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT has conducted supply chain costing exercises and, with the assistance of partner projects and ministries of health, has adapted a commercial best practice into a methodology for informing policy and operational decisionmaking for public health supply chains. This guide lays out a general methodology for supply chain costing irrespective of software tools chosen to support the analysis.
|Costing Survey Job Aid|
The Excel-based tool accompanies the Supply Chain Costing Tool and the User's Guide. It will help users complete the surveys during data collection and when entering data into the electronic Excel facility surveys.
|Supply Chain Costing Tool User's Manual|
The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT has designed the Supply Chain Costing tool (SCCT) to support the implementation of public health supply chain costing exercises. Based in Excel, the software tool greatly facilitates data collection, analysis, and report generation of a supply chain costing exercise. Reading this manual prior to applying the tool will help the user gain an understanding of the structure and organization of the tool and will help the user plan and prepare better for a costing exercise. The manual includes detailed instructions on every aspect of conducting a costing study using the SCCT.
|Recruiting Supply Chain Professionals: A Ready Reference Guide for Finding and Selecting High Performers|
An essential component of a robust health system is an effective supply chain that provides health workers and clients with vital public health commodities. However, supply chains face significant challenges when recruiting the employees needed to manage supply chain operations. This ready reference 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.
|Performance-Based Incentives for Public Health Supply Chains: Training Toolkit|
This training toolkit introduces the basics of performance-based incentive (PBI) schemes for the public health supply chain. It includes everything trainers need to conduct a training workshop, from a training PowerPoint and facilitator notes to a sample agenda and PBI flash cards.
|Performance-Based Incentives for Public Health Supply Chains: Training Toolkit|
This training toolkit introduces the basics of performance-based incentive (PBI) schemes for the public health supply chain. It includes everything trainers need to conduct a training workshop, from a training PowerPoint and facilitator notes to a sample agenda and PBI flash cards.
|Templates for Enhancing Contraceptive Security through Better Financial Tracking: A Resource Guide for Analysts and Advocates|
This document includes adaptable templates for use with Enhancing Contraceptive Security through Better Financial Tracking: A Resource Guide for Analysts and Advocates. The guide leads readers through the steps to track contraceptive financing and finance processes. It provides information about financing schemes, sources, and agents and details how to collect and analyze data on how much funding was needed, committed, and spent for contraceptives. It also provides information to help users map the funding processes (including organizations involved, funding decisions, timing, and potential bottlenecks) in order to determine when and to whom to advocate for adequate and timely funding for contraceptives. Finally, the guide suggests various situations in which to use the finance tracking information to enhance advocacy and decisionmaking. The templates from this guide have been consolidated here and shared in Word in order to promote their ease of use.
|Enhancing Contraceptive Security through Better Financial Tracking--A Resource Guide for Analysts and Advocates|
This document guides readers through the steps to track contraceptive financing and finance processes. The guide provides information about financing schemes, sources, and agents and details how to collect and analyze data on how much funding was needed, committed, and spent for contraceptives. It also provides information to help users map the funding processes (including organizations involved, funding decisions, timing, and potential bottlenecks) in order to determine when and to whom to advocate for adequate and timely funding for contraceptives. Finally, the guide suggests various situations in which to use the finance tracking information to enhance advocacy and decisionmaking.
|Economic Evaluation: Guide to Approaches for Public Health Supply Chains|
Decisionmakers in developing countries must continually choose between different courses of action as they pursue public health goals. Among their most critical choices are those relating to how best to strengthen commodity supply chains as a means towards more accessible, affordable, and higher quality products and services. Economic evaluation—studies that compare the costs and consequences of alternative supply chain investments—can be a critical tool to help in these decisions.