Agency for International Developmentwhich conducts criminal and civil investigations, financial and performance audits, reviews, and inspections of USAID activities around the world. Host-country staff normally work under one-year contracts that are renewed annually. Most USAID project officers support two or three projects, and the time of staff in support offices is also divided across several assistance projects.
By providing vital medicines and health products, and strengthening the systems that get the supplies into the hands of clients and patients, we contributed to better health outcomes for millions of people.
Working with suppliers, freight forwarders, USAID Missions, and global and national stakeholders, the project built and operated an agile and cost-effective global supply chain, reducing the cost of products and freight, removing obstacles to timely delivery of products, and strengthening the interconnections with in-country supply chains.
For condoms and contraceptives, the project improved on-time delivery from 73 percent to 95 percent. These improvements contributed to increased stock availability, improving health outcomes across the world.
Where needed, the project also worked with local organizations and private sector companies to deliver products directly to communities.
The project distributed bed nets for malaria prevention all the Usaid projects to the community, and engaged local NGOs to help install them in individual homes. In countries—such as Malawi, South Sudan, Liberia, and Zimbabwe—where ministry of health capacity needed to be augmented, the project established complementary supply chain systems to ensure that essential medicines and other health supplies could reach clients and patients.
Supply Chain Innovations Learn more Developing innovative solutions that help countries improve national health supply chains. To improve product availability, the project developed and adapted new and innovative tools, techniques, and methodologies to strengthen national supply chains.
To help identify the changes needed to improve product availability, the project conducted in-depth supply chain system analysis and design activities in 30 countries. To ensure that decisionmakers had the information they needed, the project helped 30 countries expand data visibility and build efficient and effective logistics management information systems LMIS to help managers gain insights to make the right supply decisions.
In 12 countries, this included digital logistics management systems and data visualization. Better LMISs helped increase reporting rates and reduce stockouts. The project ensured that warehouses could properly store and distribute supplies, maintaining inventory quality.
Interventions ranged from training in warehouse dejunking and management—which created additional storage space and decreased wastage of health commodities—to implementation of sophisticated warehouse inventory systems that included barcoding. We worked with ministries of health and NGOs to improve distribution system and deliver health supplies directly to the last mile of the supply chain, including health facilities, schools, and individual homes.
The project provided thought leadership and introduced new solutions in health supply chain management, which have been replicated by others. By strengthening the systems that get medicines and health products into the hands of clients and patients, we contributed to better health outcomes for millions of people in low- and middle-income countries.What We Do.
USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID's work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience..
Development Journey. Arizona State University’s world-class researchers and scholars partner with international development funding agencies and implementers working in developing countries worldwide.
Special emphasis is placed on partnering with USAID and its contractors, as a result, ASU is leading and partnering in USAID-funded projects in multiple countries and areas, from rule of law to solar.
Millennium Partners Consulting or “Millennium Partners” is a small business USAID contractor that has an excellent record implementing highly complex projects and achieving long lasting solutions around the globe.
Together with its partners, Millennium combines years of experience in democracy and governance, rule of law, economic growth, and anti-corruption.
The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT supported the global goals to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality around the world. The project shipped malaria commodities to 28 countries, contributing significantly to the global decline of malaria prevalence. The Environmentally Sound Design and Management Capacity-building for Partners and Programs in Africa (ENCAP) purpose is to strengthen environmental review, management and monitoring capacity of USAID missions, contractors, grantees and host country collaborators in Africa.
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