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PFSCM manages two major projects that strive to reduce the worldwide impact of HIV/AIDS malaria, and tuberculosis.  PFSCM also implements a number of smaller procurement contracts for donors, local governments and global development agencies.
Supply Chain Management System (SCMS)
Global Fund – Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM), previously known as Voluntary Pooled Procurement (VPP)
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In 2010, PFSCM was a winner of two prestigious awards - the Supply Chain Innovation Award and Best Value Supply Chain Provider Award at the European Supply Chain and Logistics Summit.

In 2012, SCMS and USAID were a finalist in the Supply Chain Innovation Award Competition sponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and SupplyChainBrain.

In 2014, SCMS's case story, "Saving Lives Through Stronger Supply Chains", was selected as one of top five winners of the World Bank’s Procurement for Complex Situations Challenge.


PFSCM provides a full range of innovative supply chain services, including:

  • Procurement of essential medicines and supplies 
  • Management of international shipments from supplier to point of delivery
  • Warehousing and distribution services that leverage regional distribution centers in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa
  • Secure delivery to the final delivery point, with complete track and trace capabilities
  • Quality assurance to ensure safety and efficacy
  • Collaboration with partners in forecasting, quantification and supply planning
  • Technical assistance to strengthen existing supply chains
  • Collaboration with national, regional and global partners to coordinate efforts

In 2014, PFSCM’s quality management system received ISO 9001:2008 certification from UL DQS, one of the leading ISO certification bodies for management systems in the world.  Access PFSCM Certificate


PFSCM By the Numbers

PFSCM has delivered life-saving commodities to 91 countries since 2005 and helped build the capacity of supply chains in 40 countries. 
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A new pediatric formulation — ABC/3TC (120/60 mg) tablet — offers key benefits for treatment of children and is available for PEPFAR procurement

The new, scored, fixed-dose combination (FDC) tablet containing 120 mg of Abacavir (ABC) and 60 mg of Lamivudine (3TC) is available for procurement through Mylan.

This formulation can significantly decrease pill burden in children by at least 50% compared to existing formulations of ABC, particularly when used as a once-daily regimen. The reduced pill burden may improve patient adherence and simplify the supply chain at no additional cost to national HIV programs. Furthermore, this formulation may prevent sub-optimal dosing that occurs when adult formulation tablets are cut for use by children.

For further background and a dosing chart for quantification of ABC/3TC (120/60 mg) requirements by weight band, please see the information briefs available in English, French, and Spanish.
ABC/3TC (120/60 mg) Tablet Informational Brief
Note d’information sur les comprimés d’ABC/3TC (120/60 mg)
Nota informativa sobre la pastilla ABC/3TC (120/60 mg)

The 90 90 90 strategy to end the HIV Pandemic by 2030: Can the supply chain handle it?

The UNAIDS “90-90-90” strategy calls for 90% of HIV-infected individuals to be diagnosed by 2020, 90% of whom will be on ARTs and 90% of whom will achieve sustained virologic suppression. Reaching these targets by 2020 will reduce the HIV epidemic to a low-level endemic disease by 2030. From a supply chain perspective, each of the “90’s” has possible complications and roadblocks towards realizing the promise envisioned by 90-90-90.

Read a "real world analysis" of these proposed strategies and policies in our article "The 90 90 90 strategy to end the HIV Pandemic by 2030: Can the supply chain handle it?" just published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society.

Successful launch of the first storage-in-a-box in Malawi

Storage facilities are critical in ensuring that people can receive the life-saving medicines they need for survival. Without proper storage, drugs can lose potency, become damaged or even stolen. Earlier this year, SCMS began the deployment of 115 storage-in-a-box (SiB) units in Malawi, funded by USAID and the Department for International Development (DFID).

To learn more, check out the MBC News video, taken during the launch of the first SiB at the Chitedze Health Centre in Lilongwe. It features interviews with Ministry of Health Principal Secretary Mc Phail Magwira, USAID Mission Director Doug Arbuckle, and DFID head in Malawi, Philip Smith, on this critical effort.

USAID Impact Blog focuses on SCMS successes

USAID published a great story about SCMS in its USAID Impact Blog titled, "Delivering Life-Saving HIV/AIDS Drugs Around the World" by Sherif Mowafy. It highlights the importance of supply chains in public health and cites some of SCMS's many successes and impacts. This story further promotes our SCMS 10 Year Review, "Ten Years of Supporting PEPFAR through Stronger Public Health Supply Chains."

“10 Years of Supporting PEPFAR through Stronger Public Health Supply Chains: A report on SCMS Contributions to PEPFAR results.”

SCMS is proud to release its report, “10 Years of Supporting PEPFAR through Stronger Public Health Supply Chains: A Report on SCMS Contributions to PEPFAR Results.” As SCMS marks a decade of operating the largest public health supply chain in the world on behalf of the US Government, the project looks back at how it helped to move the global community closer to reaching our collective goal: achieving an AIDS-free generation.   
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For our francophone audiences, read the Ten Year Review in French.

PFSCM Supply Lines Blog

In an effort to better keep our staff and partners in the know and provide a platform to share our health supply chain knowledge with those interested, we've launched a new blog.
Supply Lines Blog
RFP Number: QAU.HCWM.16.01

SCMS has issued this RFP to procure services for the Incineration of Rejected Rapid Diagnostics Test Kits from Lusaka, Zambia.

Submissions must be received by: 17H00 (EST), October 5, 2016

Send inquiries to: Mr. Ahmad Shaker, email:ashaker@pfscm.org The authorized USAID G...

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