Procurement and Supply Management Project (PSM)


Mozambique’s civil war led to an erosion of funding and support for the nation’s health system. Since its end in 1992, the health system has been improving, but the gains are not enough to effectively manage the significant health challenges facing the country. People are still dying due to lack of access to health services and low-quality care. In 2015, 40,000 deaths were reported from HIV/AIDS; and according to the Ministry of Health (MISAU), with a population of 26 million, Mozambique recorded over six million cases of malaria in 2015. Furthermore, 43% of children suffer from malnutrition and the 2015 maternal mortality ratio was a staggering 480 deaths per 100,000 live births. The Central Medical Stores (CMAM) is tasked with managing Mozambique’s medical commodities supply chain and alleviating some of these issues, but it has limited resources to effectively implement all the necessary supply chain functions.  CMAM is tasked with managing warehousing, distribution, commodity quantification, stock procurement, logistics management, monitoring and evaluation, and staff training, on its own.


The Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project provides direct support to CMAM and the Provincial Health Directorates (DPS) and the Central Department of Laboratory (DCL) to strengthen the health commodity and laboratory supply chain to better meet the testing and treatment needs of Mozambique.   GHSC-PSM provides training and tools to CMAM, DPS, DCL and other directorates and departments within the Ministry of Health (MISAU) to enable the efficient and effective management of the supply chain beyond the life of the project.  Achievement of these objectives will provide millions of Mozambicans with access to high-quality, low-cost medicines and health commodities which, in turn, allow millions to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.


Through work with CMAM and other health departments, the project is expected to strengthen and improve health commodity procurement, logistics, quality assurance, and data visibility. As a result of this multi-faceted approach, millions of Mozambicans will have increased access to HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning, maternal and child health, tuberculosis, nutrition and essential medicines. PSM will continually work to enhance local capacity and improve system performance.  This includes providing support for forecasting and supply planning, to improve commodity security, improving warehouse and inventory management at the central and provincial levels, streamlining procurement processes, and building sustainability into the supply chain operations implemented by CMAM. 

Last updated: February 07, 2020

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