ASCM is the recipient of a three-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Through this grant, ASCM will directly support the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s work to increase educational and economic opportunities for women and encourage healthier families and communities.
ASCM will help solve critical public health supply chain challenges, including weak distribution systems and a lack of reliable monitoring and data collection mechanisms. Additionally, we'll assist in the development and implementation of country-specific plans to elevate the maturity of local supply chain communities that directly impact supply chain reliability.
The goal of the grant project is to build self-reliant supply chain talent, increase frontier market supply chain maturity, improve distribution systems, and enable more reliable monitoring and data collection mechanisms. This project will leverage ASCM proven best practices to grow an effective, sustainable supply chain in these frontier markets.
Key outcomes include:
As part of this grant, ASCM will be hosting a series of invitation-only, one day leadership forums in March. These events will bring together executives from regions in Africa to share ideas and best practices.
We are honored to receive this grant and work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to improve public health supply chains in Africa, helping to perpetuate smart, sensible global health development.Abe Eshkenazi