November 14

‘Too Big to Fail’: How USAID’s $9.5 Billion Supply Chain Vision Unraveled

By Michael IgoeBen StocktonMisbah Khan

Within its first two years of operation, the largest-ever project funded by the United States Agency for International Development was in crisis.

The $9.5 billion initiative is led by U.S. contractor Chemonics International. Its aim was to transform global health supply chains — the sprawling system of procurement and transport that delivers lifesaving products including HIV/AIDS drugs, mosquito nets, and contraceptives to millions around the globe.

Photo courtesy of Karen282.

Source: Devex (link opens in a new window)

Health Care, Technology
failure, public health, supply chains