Four Performance-based Financing Lessons Public Health Supply Chain Managers Can Learn from the Commercial Sector
Public health specialists in developing nations are urgently seeking innovative ways to stretch resources to provide more results. Performance-based financing (PBF) has gained prominence as a possible solution because of its emphasis on paying for results rather than inputs. The basis of PBF is that cash or non-monetary benefits are offered in return for measurable actions or the achievement of a defined target.
Investment in the supply chain of family planning commodities in Pakistan empowers women and boosts economy
Over the past three years, the United States government has made an unprecedented investment in supply chain management and logistics to improve access to family planning across Pakistan. The result has been a huge improvement in the lives of Pakistani women and children of Pakistan.
On Monday, October 29th, I had the privilege of presenting at the APHA conference on a panel entitled, “Contraception: Global Issues.”
In recent years, the world of immunization has been dominated by a focus on life-saving vaccines and the prevention of individual diseases. The global community has launched what is being called the “Decade of Vaccines.” Not a week goes by without a major medical journal publishing articles with exciting news on the development, efficacy, value, supply, and financing of new vaccines.
Access to family planning empowers couples, like Birtukan and her husband, to plan and maintain healthier families. After the challenge of breastfeeding her first child and carrying her second at the same time, Birtukan turned to family planning methods to choose the right time to bring a third child into her life.
Written by Amanda Makulec CHIME Monitoring and Evaluation Associate Malaria continues to be one of the leading causes of child deaths around the world, despite the availability of low cost interventions to prevent those deaths. According to USAID, the disease [...]
On the road with SCMS, Part One: In Nigeria, PEPFAR partners pool procurement of life-saving commodities
Written by Jay Heavner Director Knowledge Sharing and Communications, Supply Chain Management System In this three part series, Jay Heavner, Director of Knowledge Sharing and Communication at Supply Chain Management System (SCMS), highlights his experiences visiting three countries in Africa [...]
Written by Yodit Assefa Procurement Specialist, Supply Chain Management System Ethioipia A pharmacist by training, Yodit Assefa will complete her Master Degree in Public Health this year. Her long-term goal is to contribute to the vision of an HIV-free generation [...]