Banyan Global


Global Health Supply Chain Program – Technical Assistance

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Banyan Global serves as a subcontractor to Guidehouse, formally PricewaterhouseCoopers, on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Global Health Supply Chain Program – Technical Assistance (GHSC-TA) in South Africa, a task order under the Global Health Supply Chain indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. GHSC-TA is assisting the South African government in improving access to, and availability of, the medicines and related commodities needed to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and associated conditions and disorders by supporting agile and integrated supply chains to ensure an uninterrupted supply of health commodities. GHSC-TA leverages industry approaches and leading practices to accelerate the strengthening of the South African public health supply chain to respond to current challenges and emerging trends that have the potential to shape or stress the health system.  The program provides technical assistance to build the capacity of the government of South Africa and other public health institutions, including the Affordable Medicines Directorate within the National Department of Health as well as provincial pharmaceutical services across the medicine supply value chain, to strengthen public health systems and supply chains to advance an AIDS-free generation and contribute to the achievement of universal health coverage.

Banyan Global is leading the program’s monitoring and evaluation component: developing indicators and a performance-monitoring plan; instituting a monitoring system; and reporting health outcomes and project performance against targets. Additionally, Banyan Global leads the project’s collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) efforts, facilitating periodic pause and reflect sessions to promote adaptive management. In 2019, the Banyan Global team conducted an assessment of the program’s initial three years of implementation to inform the remaining program years, improving overall effectiveness and contributing to broader USAID learning and programming. Additionally, also in 2019 Banyan Global conducted a first-of-its-kind gender analysis to identify key gender-related trends that advance and/or exacerbate the lack of medicine availability for men, women, boys, and girls to support GHSC-TA’s goal of increasing medicine availability in South Africa.

Banyan Global also leads the program’s communication, knowledge management, and knowledge-sharing efforts, utilizing innovative methods of dissemination, learning, and information-sharing to increase the program’s visibility, identify synergies with other implementing partners, and improve USAID programming.

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