Experience in this Country
- MEASURE Evaluation 2008–2017
- Supply Chain Management System Project 2006-2015
- Rational Pharmaceutical Management Plus Program 2000–2008
The MEASURE Evaluation project, which began in 1998, is USAID’s flagship Monitoring and Evaluation project and was established based on the premise that generating demand for and improving the use of data in policy formulation, program planning, monitoring and evaluation improves health systems which in turn affects health outcomes. The project is now in Phase III and is led by the University of North Carolina. In addition to MSH, the partners include Futures Group, JSI, Macro International , and Tulane University. MSH provides capacity building in the area of organization and leadership development to enhance sustainability using MSH’s virtual and other tools and also offers direct support to country M&E teams.
Supply Chain Management System Project2006-2015
SCMS (the Supply Chain Management System) supplies lifesaving medicines to HIV & AIDS programs around the world and is led by the Partnership for Supply Chain Management (a nonprofit organization established by MSH and JSI). The 17 SCMS international partners are hands-on and actively work to strengthen supply chains, enabling the scale-up of HIV & AIDS treatment in developing countries. SCMS is funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief to help deliver an uninterrupted supply of high-quality, affordable products including: antiretroviral drugs; drugs to treat opportunistic infections such as tuberculosis; and drugs and supplies for palliative and home-based care, HIV rapid test kits, and laboratory equipment. The project focuses on improving forecasting (to determine what drugs are really needed), aggregating demand and negotiating lower prices, and bringing the delivery mechanism closer to the point of use through regional warehouses. SCMS can work anywhere in the world, but is initially focused on the 15 Emergency Plan focus countries.
Rational Pharmaceutical Management Plus Program2000–2008
MSH provided technical guidance and assists in strategy development and program implementation both in improving the availability of safe, effective health commodities of assured quality and cost—pharmaceuticals, laboratory diagnostics, vaccines, supplies, and basic medical equipment—and in promoting the appropriate use of these commodities in the public and private sectors at the community level, with special focus on managing pharmaceuticals essential for maternal, newborn, and child health.