by Maite Barthel, PFSCM Product Quality Assurance Officer based in the Netherlands. Global health supply chain organizations must comply with laws and regulations relevant to their sector, scope of work, and business processes. Owing to the complexity of the regulatory environment, health product Procurement Services Agents (PSAs), must implement robust quality processes, policies, and tools […]
by Sinette Goosen, PFSCM Communications Officer based in the Netherlands. Each year, on World Malaria Day we evaluate how new developments in the market can help supply chain stakeholders improve the outcomes of malaria programs in low-and middle income countries. This year, we look at the impact of supply chains on malaria programs through the […]
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 products to countries with a high number of HIV infections. PFSCM set up shop in 2005 when the HIV […]
by Michele Weaverling On March 25-28, 2019, PFSCM attended the 19th General Membership Meeting of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (#RHSupplies2019) in Katmandu, Nepal, from which two important pieces of news emerged. Firstly, WHO, UNICEF, and UNFPA issued a joint statement on “Appropriate Storage and Management of Oxytocin — a Key Commodity for Maternal Health.” […]
by Chris Warren Non-tariff barriers are non-tax measures encountered during the importation of commodities. These are frequently encountered by the Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM) during importation processes. Some of these contribute little to delays as their overall management is commonplace, routine and relatively straightforward. Other non-tariff measures are less routine, difficult to address […]
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