October 15, 2016
Banyan Global serves as a subcontractor to PricewaterhouseCoopers on the USAID-funded Global Health Supply Chain – Technical Assistance program in South Africa (a task order under the Global Health Supply Chain IDIQ). The Global Health Supply Chain – Technical Assistance (GHSC) program is assisting the South African government in improving health outcomes by supporting agile and integrated supply chains to ensure an uninterrupted supply of health commodities. The GHSC program 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 improve medicine availability.
Banyan Global is leading the program’s Monitoring and Evaluation component: developing indicators and a performance-monitoring plan; instituting a monitoring system; building local capacity in data collection; and reporting health outcomes and project performance against targets. Currently, the Banyan Global team is facilitating a baseline assessment and helping to set life-of-project targets for the program’s performance management and for key performance indicators. Additionally, Banyan Global leads the gender integration activities for the GHSC program, to ensure the integration of gender considerations across all project activities.