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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...

World AIDS Day — December 1, 2016

World AIDS Day — December 1, 2016

This is PFSCM’s 11th year commemorating World AIDS Day. We have come a long way since 2005 in helping to ensure essential commodities are affordable and readily accessible to those who need them. In 2005, an HIV diagnosis was still a death sentence for many people in...

Dare to Innovate – Meeting the Supply Chain Challenge of 90-90-90

Dare to Innovate – Meeting the Supply Chain Challenge of 90-90-90

UNAIDS' ‘‘90-90-90’’ strategy calls for 90% of people with HIV to be diagnosed, 90% of those diagnosed to be on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and 90% of those on ART to achieve sustained virologic suppression. Additionally, growing numbers of countries are adopting...

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