DSV Healthcare has been awarded the contract to provide bonded health commodity warehouse and storage services into Africa for the US Agency for International Development (USAID), which was effective 1st October 2018.
The contract was awarded under the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Programme – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project.
Chemonics International, acting on behalf of its activities funded by USAID as well as The Global Fund, petitioned offers from eligible 3PL warehouse providers. DSV Healthcare was selected as the exclusive warehousing partner in South Africa for the contract period.
In April 2015, USAID announced a new approach to purchasing and distributing life-saving medicine and health supplies funded under its global health programs in support of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Population and Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health and Zika. GHSC-PSM was awarded to Chemonics International as the lead contractor and a consortium of partners.
Funded by USAID, the GHSC-PSM project works with country partners and suppliers worldwide to ensure an uninterrupted supply of health commodities to promote well-being and save lives. The project provides commodity procurement and health systems, strengthening technical assistance for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), Population and Reproductive Health programmes, Maternal and Child Health and Zika programmes.
GHSC-PSM supports health programmes through the supply of a wide range of health commodities, including contraceptives, condoms, essential drugs, select commodities for HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal and child health and infectious diseases. On a typical day, GHSC-PSM manages 5,700 orders to approximately 58 destination countries. To date, the project has procured more than $1.3 billion in health commodities.
DSV Healthcare is proud to partner with USAID to enable a strengthened response to the disease epidemic in Africa.