Dates: 2006-2012

Countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Client(s): USAID

Services: Technical Assistance, Program Development, Strategic Planning, Training, Capacity Development

Technical Expertise: Family Planning & Reproductive Health, Health Care Waste Management, Health Supply Chain Management, Health Systems Strengthening, HIV, Applied Technology, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health


A strong health system cannot function without a well-designed, well-operated, and well-maintained supply chain management system--one that can ensure an adequate supply of essential health commodities to the clients who need them.

The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project, improves essential health commodity supply chains by strengthening logistics management information systems, streamlining distribution systems, identifying financial resources for procurement and supply chain operation, and enhancing forecasting and procurement planning. Health programs cannot operate successfully without a full supply of essential commodities. The project encourages policymakers and donors to support logistics as a critical factor in the overall success of their health care mandates.

Implemented by John Snow Inc., the project designs, develops, strengthens, and, upon request, operates safe, sustainable, and reliable supply systems that provide a range of affordable, quality essential health commodities, including drugs, diagnostics, and supplies, to clients in country programs. The project's technical support strengthens all aspects of in-country supply chains, including forecasting, procurement, distribution, management information systems, quality assurance, storage and infrastructure, and medical waste disposal.

The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT works on a range of health commodities, including contraceptives and condoms, essential drugs, as well as select commodities for HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and avian influenza (AI). The project currently supports USAID's efforts to improve product availability through task orders in strengthening integrated in-country supply chains, avian and pandemic influenza preparedness, and the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI).

To support the three task orders, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT partners with many organizations including: 3i Infotech, Abt Associates, Center for International Health and Development at Boston University School of Public Health, Crown Agents Consultancy, Inc., Family Health International, Fuel Logistics Group (Pty) Ltd., The Manoff Group, MAP International, PATH , UPS Supply Chain Solutions, and U.S. Pharmacopeia.


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