The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria – POOLED PROCUREMENT MECHANISM (PPM)
In 2009, 2013, and again in 2019, PFSCM was a contract awardee of the Pooled Procurement Mechanism program of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. PFSCM is a procurement services agent for PPM, procuring and delivering Rapid Diagnostic Tests and other diagnostics for HIV, tuberculosis and Malaria programs, Viral Load and Early Infant Diagnostics products, and Laboratory and Medical Supplies, and Medical Equipment and Devices. PFSCM issues quotations, facilitates purchase orders, and ensures on-time delivery.
El Consejo Nacional para el VIH y el Sida (CONAVIHSIDA)
PFSCM procures and distributes HIV treatment commodities for CONAVIHSIDA, which is a government organization for procurement of HIV medicines and related products established by the Ministry of Health of the Dominican Republic.
Since PFSCM started partnering with CONAVIHSIDA in 2010, we have made more than 939 shipments of lifesaving commodities to the Dominican Republic, saving CONAVIHSIDA over $1 million on commodities on yearly basis.
Determined, Resilient Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored, and Safe Women (DREAMS)
Gilead Sciences Inc. granted PFSCM more than $6 million for the procurement of Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs to be used on behalf of the DREAMS partnership in several sub-Saharan African countries. Since 2016, PFSCM has been using its expertise and influence to serve the project which is aimed at reducing HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan African countries.
PFSCM plays a key ongoing role in this program through the procurement and distribution of high-quality, yet affordable medicines that aid in the effort to prevent new HIV infections in the hardest hit countries. Close cooperation with PFSCM’s preferred freight forwarders, well-established relationships with donors and principal recipients as well as an authentic drive to make a difference, contribute to the continuous success of PFSCM in its role as a DREAMS procurement agent.
Janssen New Horizons program
PFSCM administers the forecasting, order and shipment process to individual recipient program countries and collaborates with Imperial Health Sciences to ensure the timely and secure delivery of Janssen’s contribution to recipient countries, thereby improving access to pediatric HIV medicines for children experiencing HIV treatment failure.
The New Horizons: Advancing Pediatric HIV collaborative, was formed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson in 2014, with expert input from many stakeholders involved in pediatric HIV care, treatment and prevention. The collaborative aims to address the need for lifesaving third-line antiretroviral drugs in sub-Saharan Africa and least-developed countries and to strengthen the public health approach to care and treatment for adolescents and children living with HIV.
Ministry of Health of Malawi
PFSCM works closely with the Malawi Ministry of Health (MoH) to improve the pharmaceutical storage infrastructure in the country. Projects mainly include the supply, delivery, commissioning and installation of pharma-compliant Storage-in-a-Box (SiB) facilities. PFSCM has completed two large SiB projects for the MoH. Between 2016 and 2017, PFSCM in collaboration with Resolve Solutions Partners, installed 210 storage units throughout Malawi.
PFSCM was also recently awarded a contract to install various combinations of solar power solutions at 85 health facilities in Malawi. This initiative will improve the quality of service and safety at health facilities and will relieve pressure off the already overloaded national power grid.
African pharmaceutical landscape analysis
PFSCM received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to conduct a landscape analysis of the pharmaceutical wholesale and distributor industry in five African countries. The project was completed in 2019.
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people — especially those with the fewest resources — have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.
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