HIV/AIDS

Global Price Reporting Mechanism for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria

The Global Price Reporting Mechanism (GPRM) is a database recording international transactions of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria commodities purchased by national programmes in low- and middle-income countries.

The information recorded includes volume of transactions, prices, international commercial terms (INCO), country of destination, and procurement date, among others. The information can be queried using an end user interface that enables searching the database by commodity, country, income group, region and period of time. Summary analyses of the ARV prices and their evolution are published regularly in AMDS summary reports. Finally, data up to the level of individual procurement operations can be made available to research groups upon request and approval by the AMDS partners.

The main data providers of GPRM are the Global Fund, PEPFAR, UNITAID, and the procurement organizations working with them, such as the Clinton Foundation, Crown Agent, the Global Drug Facility (GDF), the International Dispensary Association (IDA HIV/AIDS), USAID/Deliver), Mission Pharma, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), the Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCMS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the WHO/Contracting and Procurement Service (WHO/CPS). The dual sourcing of data from funders and procurement organizations requires that duplicates be identified and removed – a challenge addressed successfully in 2011 for medicines with the help of ANRS. A better way to capture information on diagnostics is being developed with FIND.

The inclusion of any manufacturer in the database does not imply any endorsement of their product or company by the WHO.

Share