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.

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…

Rodolphe Peltier

Rodolphe Peltier is a supply chain expert with a consistent track-record of achievements and leadership in supply chain management, specifically for procurement programs including: project implementation, sourcing strategy, general operations management, technical assistance and capacity building, and policy development while complying with multiple donors and country requirements. Currently, he serves as the director of global…

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.…

Supply Chain Integration in Malawi: Strengthening National Ownership of Supply Chains

The Malawi Supply Chain Integration project works in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and its stakeholders to integrate Malawi’s parallel supply chains by embedding a Project Management Team (PMT) at the Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST). The project’s primary goal is to assist the MOH in building a patient-centered national health commodity supply…

InfoMED: Visibility ​for Pharmaceutical Logistics Data in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Presented at the Health Humanitarian Logistics 2020 Conference on September 29, 2020, this presentation explains InfoMED, a comprehensive LMIS for commodity management which captures patient data and triangulates it with data on drug availability. By ensuring interoperability with DHIS-2, InfoMED builds on previous investments and supports commodity availability, especially during emergencies like COVID-19. The implementation…

Tracking Health Commodities Down to the Last Mile: COMS and Data Warehouse Walk-Through

On October 7 and 8, Chemonics hosted a two-part series on tracking health commodities down to the last mile in Nigeria. In 2019, the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project developed and deployed a cloud-based Commodity Order Management System (COMS) that provides end-to-end visibility into several commodity lines. COMS enables…

Quality Considerations of Zambian Wholesalers and Regulatory Authorities to Increase Availability and Access to Quality Maternal Newborn, and Child Health Products

The majority of MNCH products and services are provided through the public sector, and as a result, the Government of Zambia is the primary client for wholesalers that supply MNCH commodities. Wholesaler representatives noted challenges in their macro-operating environment, including large and often delayed government payments. When sourcing MNCH products, wholesalers often noted quality as…

Vendor Managed Inventory: Shorter Lead time, Great Cost Savings, Larger Health Impact

The global demand for male condoms and voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) kits as preventative measures for contracting HIV/AIDS has been steadily increasing. As demand soars, lead times to manufacture and deliver commodities from a limited number of pre-qualified vendors have also been on the rise. With several social marketing campaigns of male condoms and…

Wholesaler Capacity to Provide Quality Assured Maternal, Newborn and Child Commodities

In many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), national governments procure and distribute the majority of lifesaving MNCH commodities and typically, domestic wholesalers’ source, import and supply these critical products. Unlike products such as antiretrovirals and antimalarials, MNCH commodities have not received the same level of quality assurance scrutiny and several post marketing surveillance studies have…