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World AIDS Day 2019: Supply Chains in the Fight to End HIV/AIDS

World AIDS Day 2019: Supply Chains in the Fight to End HIV/AIDS

by Sinette Goosen, PFSCM Communications Officer based in the Netherlands. The Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM) was established to improve and strengthen supply chains and health systems to bring lifesaving HIV diagnostic, prevention, and treatment...

“Red Zone” happens every year; here’s what to do about it

“Red Zone” happens every year; here’s what to do about it

By Andy Savoy-Burke, PFSCM Senior 4PL Services Officer. What is the Red Zone? Holiday shopping, and the supply chains that meet that demand, are the main cause of the largest annual demand fluctuation in cargo prices. This affects the containerized ocean and air cargo...

Much progress made by the GAP-f working group in recent months

Much progress made by the GAP-f working group in recent months

The Global Accelerator for Paediatric Formulations (GAP-f) — an evolving collaboration among a number of partner organizations — has continued to develop in 2018 and has announced some recent key accomplishments: New website The GAP-f website has been launched, which...

A look at the supply chain implications of TB regimen changes

A look at the supply chain implications of TB regimen changes

Even though tuberculosis (TB) is a curable disease, it is still, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), responsible for 4,500 deaths a day. The reasons behind this are complex and interwoven, ranging from educational and social issues, to a lack of early...

Big gains in treatment of children living with HIV

Big gains in treatment of children living with HIV

Treatment rates for pediatric patients have always lagged behind adults, but now programs like PEPFAR’S ACT Initiative show this doesn’t have to be the case   by David Jamieson, PFSCM Senior Supply Chain Advisor   In May, we reported on new opportunities for...

Now is the time to take testing of newborns closer to their mother

Now is the time to take testing of newborns closer to their mother

Pilots have shown that early infant diagnosis can be moved closer to the point of care by David Jamieson, PFSCM Senior Supply Chain Advisor We have known for years that if babies born with HIV do not receive treatment, more than 50 percent will die before their second...

Antimicrobial resistance and supply chain: A neglected relationship

Antimicrobial resistance and supply chain: A neglected relationship

Delegates at the 68th World Health Assembly in May 2015 endorsed a global action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), directing the world’s attention toward AMR as an acknowledged serious threat to global health. The recent World Antibiotic Awareness Week...

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