Giving patients and workers the supplies they need
The focus is to ensure the availability of quality essential medicines and health products for infection prevention and control, and essential health services.
Key activity areas
Interventions in the procurement and supply management requires WHO technical assistance to reinforce the capacity of national procurement centres/central medical stores, including the capacity for forecasting, purchasing, storage and distribution.
Support will also be given to reinforce systems for logistics management, products management, to ensure the continuous and sustainable supply of essential medicines and health products (including personal protective equipment) at front-line centres.
The focus will be on developing systems for the long term that focus from "push-oriented" to "pull-oriented" mechanisms for supply chain management. In addition to that, technical assistance will be provided to reinforce national regulatory agencies and quality assurance systems within procurement systems, to guarantee the quality of the products supplied.