SCMS brings together 13 private sector and nongovernmental organizations in a coordinated response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The project was established by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to collaborate with in-country and global partners to ensure a reliable, cost-effective, and secure supply of high-quality medicines and health products for HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. SCMS is funded under PEPFAR and is one of the largest programs ever administered by USAID. The project team is led by the Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM), a nonprofit organization established by JSI and MSH. The Manoff Group fields three staff members on SCMS, providing support for knowledge management, management information systems, and program management.
Thanks to the efforts of a Communications Team staffed by the Manoff Group, SCMS marked its sixth anniversary of ground-breaking work by publishing a report entitled, “Six Years of Saving Lives through Stronger Public Health Supply Chains.” With a foreword by Ambassador Eric Goosby, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and Dr. Rajiv Shah, former USAID Administrator, the report provided details on the project’s integrated approach to procurement and supply chain management, innovative methods to reach more patients at lower cost, and approaches to developing new cadres of skilled health supply chain professionals.