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More, Better Data Needed On USAID’s Global Health Supply Chain

Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD), and Ananth Iyer, Susan Bukeley Butler Chair in Operations Management at the Purdue Krannert School of Management, write in CGD’s “Global Health Policy” blog about data related to USAID’s Global Health Supply Chains, which “purchase and deliver life-saving health commodities like family planning methods and antiretroviral medicines to developing country or other recipients.” They point out several shortcomings of the data and conclude, “We hope to see better data and analysis as part of this new phase of investment in commodities and supplies, the largest and most significant use of U.S. funding for global health” (2/24).

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