Quantification of Health Commodities: A Guide to Forecasting and Supply Planning for Procurement

Publication date: 2013

Inventory of Tools for Maternal Health Supplies Prepared by Maternal Health Technical Reference Team, 2013 Information Sheet Quantification of Health Commodities: A Guide to Forecasting and Supply Planning for Procurement Developer DELIVER Project/John Snow, Inc. (JSI) How to access the tool http://deliver.jsi.com/dlvr_content/resources/allpubs/guidelines/QuantHealthComm.p df Purpose The purpose of this guide is to assist in (1) estimating the total commodity needs and costs for successful implementation of national health program strategies and goals; (2) identifying the funding needs and gaps for procurement of the required commodities; and (3) planning procurements and shipment delivery schedules to be able to ensure a sustained and effective supply of health commodities. The step-by-step approach to quantification presented in this guide is complemented by a set of product-specific companion pieces that provide detailed instructions for forecasting consumption in the following areas: HIV and AIDS, malaria, reproductive health, TB; laboratory, medicines, reproductive health products, and CCM. Audience This tool maybe used by program managers and health facilities at the district, regional, and central levels. Language English Keywords quantification, forecasting, procurement, supply planning

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