9.7 Procurement and supply management systems
Consolidated ARV guidelines, June 2013
9.7.3 Implementation considerations and good practices
Management support is integral to each component of the procurement and supply management cycle: selection, procurement, storage and distribution, use and monitoring. It includes a variety of activities at all levels of the health care delivery system: from the national programme level down to where medicines are dispensed and diagnostics are used. The main activities include managing the information system, ensuring timely information flow between stakeholders at different levels and securing financial and other resources, including the medicines and diagnostics needed for the programme. The following provides broad guidance on key activities at each stages of the supply management cycle.