Global Health Supply Chain Program shares positive results
Published on 2018-03-14 11:23:07

Global Health Supply Chain Program shares positive results

The most recent report on the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project, covering the first quarter of FY18, shows the project continues to see positive results in its ability to provide life-saving commodities and to promote efficient and cost-effective health supply chains worldwide.

The GHSC-PSM project recently shared a report that covers the first quarter of FY2018 (October 1-December 31, 2017).

On the crucial metric of on-time delivery (OTD), GHSC-PSM achieved 82 percent for the month of December, exceeding its target of 60 percent. Overall, the quarter’s OTD was 72 percent, more than double that of the previous quarter, part of a steady month-by-month increase. It is also noteworthy that these significant improvements in timeliness were achieved in a quarter with a 37 percent increase in the volume of commodities delivered over the previous quarter.

Including the most recent quarter, GHSC-PSM has procured more than $867 million in health commodities, and has delivered commodities and health systems strengthening technical assistance to approximately 60 countries worldwide.

In addition to improving GHSC-PSM’s on-time delivery rates, the project made strides in scaling up new drugs, supply planning, and sharing best practices in supply chain management. 

For more information on the program results, see the GHSC-PSM website.