Preparing for the New Normal: Adapting Health Supply Chains to COVID-19 and Beyond

COVID-19 has caused major disruptions to health supply chains around the world. During this webinar, a diverse panel of experts shared their insights on crucial considerations governments, aid agencies, and implementing partners must take in the following areas: 1) Adjusting countries’ procurement processes to respond to the stresses to global supply chains brought on by…

Juan F. Jaramillo

Juan F. Jaramillo is a supply chain management specialist with 17 years of experience. His areas of expertise are freight and logistics, forecasting and supply planning, data strategy, and program and change management. Mr. Jaramillo has specialized in health products for HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, and malaria across sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Mr.…

Ensuring ARV Availability for Multi-Month Dispensing

This presentation, delivered at the 2020 Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference, explains how the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project developed a multi-month simulation (MuMS) tool for scenario planning, facilitating data-driven conversations with local and international stakeholders on the feasibility of rolling out MMD for three to six months. MuMS…

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…

Data Collection by Phone: The South Sudan Call Center

South Sudan became an independent nation in 2011. However, decades of conflict before and after independence make this country one of the most unstable and challenging environments supported by the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. Delivering life-saving health commodities outside of the capital of Juba to ensure people get…

Barry Chovitz

Barry Chovitz has almost 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical supply chain management, working as a director or deputy director for supply chain projects in Tanzania, Namibia, and Mozambique. Mr. Chovitz has participated in a variety of supply chain management technical activities including strategy development, preparing annual work plans and budgets, designing supply chain distribution,…

Our Work in Supply Chain Solutions

From our founding in 1975, Chemonics has worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners, and beneficiaries tackle the world’s toughest development challenges. Chemonics optimizes and streamlines global supply chains to provide critical health and other commodities, maximizing value for our clients and creating impact that improves the lives of vulnerable populations.…

Driving Interoperability Through a Common Language

Whether you’re in line at the supermarket or online ordering clothes, nearly every item has a barcode. This barcode is one of many standardized methods for indicating the quality of a product. With a standard method for product identification and data collection, you can track where a product came from and where it is going.…

Increasing Resiliency in the Face of Disaster: Four Best Practices

As Category 4 Hurricane Florence barreled toward the Southeast of the United States last week, preliminary damage estimates indicated 758,000 homes across three states could be impacted. Reconstruction costs were estimated at $170.2 billion. Despite the dire forecast and its associated challenges, however, the United States is one of the countries most prepared to respond…

News: USAID and Chemonics Selected as Government Innovation Awards Winners

Chemonics updated this story on September 9, 2019. The transformative power of information technology (IT) infiltrates the day-to-day lives of people around the world — from the once-remote communities who now embrace social media to the youth who were excluded from finance but are now using mobile money. Across geographical borders and technical sectors, IT…

News: Global Health Supply Chain Program Maintains Strong On-Time Delivery Performance

The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management  (GHSC-PSM) project recently published a report that covers the second quarter of FY2018 (January – March 2018). The report outlines the impact the project has had in 60 countries around the globe. On the crucial metric of on-time delivery (OTD) of lifesaving health…