Antimicrobial Resistance

Expanding access to antimicrobial products: a global health priority

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is often referred to as the silent epidemic. It is a global threat to health, food security, and development which requires a One Health approach. The One Health approach recognizes that the health of humans, animals, and the environment are interconnected and that AMR affects all three.

Role of supply chain management in the fight against AMR

In the face of global health threats, strong supply chains are essential to ensure that lifesaving products are delivered on time where they are needed most. Effective supply chain management, such as pooled procurement, plays a vital role in this. By implementing specialized solutions that combine purchasing power, health programs have access to quality products at cost-effective pricing.

PFSCM supports the global health community

PFSCM offers supply chain services to support the global health community in fighting AMR and improving health outcomes. As a procurement services agent and supply chain solutions provider, we help our clients navigate the complex pharmaceutical, diagnostics, and medical device markets. We assist funders and donors in developing sustainable procurement strategies that lower risk, save costs, increase efficiency, and build strong supplier partnerships.

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PFSCM’s experience

Comprehensive solutions: PFSCM understands the importance of providing comprehensive solutions in the fight against AMR. PFSCM helps optimize supply chain efficiency and reduces costs by providing tailored solutions to meet unique needs and challenges.

End-to-end Expertise: With over a decade of experience and expertise in managing complex health supply chains, PFSCM is adept at providing end-to-end solutions that make it easier for countries to manage their AMR-related needs.

Global Network: We have built a global network of suppliers, logistics experts, and technical specialists. Our network helps us assist governments and health programs in quickly scaling up surveillance for health programs. 

Procurement Experts: We understand the challenges involved in sourcing and procuring equipment for fast-changing health problems like AMR and other pandemics. Our expertise extends from procuring and shipping pharmaceuticals, tests, and equipment to include the technical support necessary to appropriately utilize these products and implement effective workflows and interventions.

Quality Partnerships: We work closely with our partners to ensure that health products are delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest possible standards of quality. PFSCM aims to support the global health community’s efforts to improve public health through increased access to lifesaving health products.

How PFSCM adds value

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Pooled Procurement

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Pooled Procurement

We provide cost-effective access to quality-assured health products through pooled procurement mechanisms. Our forecasting services help clients plan procurement to reduce stockouts and waste.

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Market Access

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Market Access

Expanding access to essential antimicrobials is critical in the fight against AMR. Our global network of suppliers and distributors helps our clients enter new markets, increasing reach and impact.

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Cold chain Logisitics

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Cold chain Logisitics

Effective cold chain management is critical for safe transportation and storage of health products. With our expertise in handling sensitive health products, we ensure efficacy is maintained.

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Partnerships

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Partnerships

We specialize in fostering strong partnerships among stakeholders to ensure efficient operations. By leveraging people's skills, process structures, and digital tools, we drive collaboration and support sustainable solutions.

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Skilled Clinical Health Experts/Advisors

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Skilled Clinical Health Experts/Advisors

We provide access to skilled clinical health experts who help health program implementers and Ministries of Health develop and implement effective strategies to combat AMR.

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Procurement Services

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Procurement Services

We provide procurement, logistics, importation, and regulatory compliance services that help simplify sourcing and procurement and ensure the timely delivery of essential products while complying with all applicable regulations.

PFSCM provides access to critical products in the fight against AMR

PFSCM has access to a wide range of essential health products from testing to treatment that play a vital role in the fight against AMR. We can procure almost any health product and have access to the key products required for effective AMR management. Our extensive range includes manual and automated bacteriology and mycology tools, molecular diagnostics, sequencing platforms, and many other essential diagnostic tools required for the appropriate use of antimicrobials.

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