USAID Intervenes After Global Health Supply Chain Project Reports Poor Outcomes

Devex: Exclusive: Documents reveal largest USAID health project in trouble
“The largest contract ever awarded by the U.S. Agency for International Development — a project described as a ‘cornerstone’ of U.S. efforts to end AIDS, malaria, and maternal and child death — is reporting results that could put access to lifesaving health commodities at risk. The Global Health Supply Chain–Procurement and Supply Management project is a $9.5 billion effort, implemented by Chemonics International, that supports the U.S. government’s most important health initiatives, including the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the President’s Malaria Initiative, and population and reproductive health programs. … Between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2017, only seven percent of the health commodity shipments delivered through the GHSC-PSM project arrived at their destination ‘on time and in full’ — a common metric for measuring the performance of a supply chain. … [T]he dramatic decline in performance caused USAID to intervene in this case…” (Igoe, 8/25).

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