First Logistics and Procurement Cell
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