The goal of the AIDSFree Project in Ethiopia is to improve healthcare outcomes in Ethiopia by ensuring efficient supply chain systems. In its second project year (PY), AIDSFree will support this efficiency by improving the availability and use of data for decision-making, measured by increased availability of health commodities, with a special focus on HIV, family planning, maternal and child health (MCH), and malaria commodities, priority locations, improved supply chain performance, and enhanced system sustainability.
In collaboration with the U.S. Government team, the Government of Ethiopia, and other implementing partners, AIDSFree Ethiopia will:
- Increase data visibility and use for all levels of the supply chain (central, hubs, regions, woredas, facilities, and health posts) to facilitate data-driven decision-making.
- Improve data quality (accuracy, completeness, timeliness) to catalyze increased data use and improved supply chain performance.
- Enhance the capacity of the Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), the Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency (PFSA), regional health bureaus (RHBs), woredas, and partners to use data for improved supply chain decision-making.
- Increase the capacity of FMOH, PFSA, RHBs, and their stakeholders to implement, support, and sustain the Integrated Pharmaceutical Logistics System (IPLS).
- Complete integration of rapid test kits (RTKs) and commodities for malaria and MCH into the IPLS to increase data visibility for these priority commodities.
- Strengthen the ability of the pharmaceutical regulatory system to deliver quality medicines.