Integrating Supply Chains in Nigeria

To supplement the warehousing and distribution capacity of the Global Fund’s grantees in Nigeria, Chemonics provided supply chain management services for warehousing and distribution of Global Fund-financed HIV and malaria health commodities.

Leveraging Private Sector Transportation/Logistics Services in Nigeria

A study was conducted using a descriptive method to assess 3PL performance in a system implemented by the USAID Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Nigeria. Specimen quantities transported by the 3PLs providers over six months were compared to the quantities transported in the period prior to implementation. Using the 3PLs…

Emergency Supply Chain Preparedness in the Context of COVID-19

This presentation walks through the framework of emergency supply chain (ESC) preparedness and response, as well as best practices and the Emergency Supply Chain Playbook. The major areas of emergency supply chain preparedness and response include people and processes, commodity planning, logistics and transport, and transition and other special considerations. These areas are outlined and…

Mapping Success in Cameroon – Effective Distribution of Seasonal Malaria Commodities

Reducing morbidity and mortality caused by malaria remains a major challenge for the Cameroon Ministry of Public Health. In Cameroon, health data is frequently incomplete or arrives at the district level very late. Additionally, there are also difficulties with storage, inventory, and transportation from regional to health facility levels. GHSC-PSM supported the country’s National Malaria…

Measuring Temperature throughout Global Health Supply Chains Using Internet of Things (IoT) Data Loggers

Temperature excursions can negatively impact the quality of cold-chain health commodities, sometimes rendering them ineffective or even unsafe. From international shipping down to central and regional warehouses and along in-country transport to the last mile, temperature monitoring of ambient products is limited, or in many cases, nonexistent. Without such data, the likelihood of product degradation…

Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown is a supply chain management specialist with over 17 years of logistics management experience across a variety of challenging environments. As a supply chain professional and trade specialist, his roles have included project management, last-mile distribution, retail and pharmacy logistics, imports and exports, business development, and freight forwarding. Mr. Brown spent 10 years…

Webinar: Supply Chain Workforces in Pandemic Response

As global supply chains are disrupted and delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, health supply chain workers risk being overlooked and ignored. Now more than ever, enhanced coordination is needed at the global and country levels to pool resources, avoid duplication of efforts, and, above all, address the needs of the workers whose skills and commitment…

Jean Miller

Jean Miller is a senior project manager and systems integration lead with more than 20 years of technical experience implementing Information Technology (IT) solutions of varying size and complexity across the full software development life cycle. Ms. Miller specializes in process improvement services, including leveraging ISO 9001 quality management systems and the Capability Maturity Model…

Steve Thomas

Steve Thomas is a logistics and supply chain expert with more than 35 years of experience. Mr. Thomas is well-versed in international logistics and currently serves as a warehousing and inventory logistics advisor for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management project. He previously worked in China, where he was the vice…