TYSONS, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An LMI-led consortium of 16 partners is set to help governments and their partners improve health commodity security as part of United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Global Health Supply Chain Program. The launch of a comprehensive website, www.ghsc.lmi.org, combined with robust in-country presence and decades of supply chain experience, from the ministry to warehouse level, is aimed at saving lives and building healthier communities.
“More than anything else, this is about improving the delivery of AIDS relief and other vital immunizations in enduring fashion,” said Pat Tamburrino, Jr., Vice President of the Health Division for LMI and consortium lead. “We’ve brought together truly exceptional expertise inspired to take a successful program to the next level. Our team, which is already on the ground in many countries around the world, is ready to tackle the nitty gritty issues of supply chain management, procurement, financial management, and capacity building.”
The website is a critical component of educating governments and prospective non-governmental organization (NGO) partners about the assistance on offer via USAID for what is commonly known as the next phase of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
The consortium, with LMI as the prime, was formed via the March 1 award of the $500 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program contract. The other members are Akeso Associates, Barloworld Supply Chain Software, BroadReach Healthcare, Connected Logistics, Cultural Practice, Ernst & Young LLP, Futures Group, LeapFrog Solutions, MSGI Corporation, Overseas Strategic Consulting, Pennsylvania State University Center for Supply Chain Research, Purdy Group, The QED Group, U.S. Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention, and UTi Worldwide.
About LMI-led consortium for Global Health Technical Assistance
As part of USAID’s Global Health Supply Chain Program, the LMI Consortium is committed to helping governments and their partners improve health commodity security and, ultimately, save lives. Through partnership with USAID, LMI has built an exceptional team of industry leaders with worldwide health supply chain expertise, and can provide state-of-the-art, in-country technical assistance in all aspects of health supply chain governance and management. The Consortium offers training and mentoring to build workforce capacity as well as communications and outreach to strengthen partnerships, and has expert resources and local networks in more than 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East.