First Lo­gis­tics and Pro­cure­ment Cell

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For sustainability and ca­pac­ity build­ing in so­cial sec­tors, Pak­istan has launched the first Lo­gis­tics and Pro­cure­ment Cell, with sup­port from the United States Agency for In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment (USAID).

USAID pro­vides sup­ply chain and lo­gis­tics sup­port to the Gov­ern­ment of Pak­istan through the USAID De­liver Project which com­menced in Au­gust 2009. The project is a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment (P&D) di­vi­sion of Pak­istan, provin­cial and re­gional de­part­ments of health and pop­u­la­tion, United Na­tions Pop­u­la­tion Fund and non-gov­ern­ment or­ga­ni­za­tions. Its pur­pose is to en­sure avail­abil­ity of con­tra­cep­tives at ev­ery level of the sup­ply chain.

The web-based Lo­gis­tics Man­age­ment In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem (LMIS) is an es­sen­tial in­gre­di­ent of the Lo­gis­tics and Pro­cure­ment Cell for pol­icy, strate­gic and op­er­a­tional de­ci­sion-mak­ing based on data at ev­ery level. LMIS will pro­vide crit­i­cal in­for­ma­tion on ac­tual trends of con­tra­cep­tive con­sump­tion at district and provin­cial lev­els.

LMIS is a step to­wards sustainability and an in­te­gral com­po­nent of strength­en­ing of health sys­tems. Es­tab­lish­ment of the lo­gis­tics cell will im­prove avail­abil­ity of health prod­ucts through­out Pak­istan. Over a year, USAID has pro­vided more than Rs. 2.4 bil­lion in con­tra­cep­tive prod­uct sup­port to Pak­istan

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