Medicines Are Being Distributed to 14 Hospitals in Haiti
The Supply Chain Management System (SCMS)'s dedicated staff in Haiti is distributing kits of medicines and other medical supplies from existing stock in the project warehouse to 14 hospitals in Port-au-Prince. Our team is also focusing on preventing interruption in medications used for antiretroviral therapy (ART).The staff had helped treat the wounded immediately after the earthquake. SCMS staff in Haiti and around the globe are determining other ways to contribute to the relief effort.
SCMS is a USAID-funded project that manages warehousing and distribution of the HIV & AIDS commodities for the President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in the country. SCMS is led by the Partnership for Supply Chain Management—a nonprofit organization with 17 international partners established by MSH and John Snow, Inc.
"The courage and presence of mind of the SCMS Haiti team—in the face of personal losses and unimaginable devastation—is truly inspiring. SCMS worldwide is mobilized to provide all possible support to the Haitian relief effort," says Dr. Jonathan Quick, President and CEO of MSH.
For over thirty years, MSH has been working in Haiti to help the country improve the health of the Haitian people, from the community level up to the Ministry of Health. In addition to SCMS, MSH has two other projects in Haiti, the SDSH (Santé pour le Développement et la Stabilité d'Haïti Project-Pwojé Djanm) and the Leadership, Management, and Sustainability Program.
For information on the logistical assistance being provided by MSH, see the latest situation report on Haiti from United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.