Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2011 2012

Details for Mechanism ID: 12947
Country/Region: Kenya
Year: 2012
Main Partner: Partnership for Supply Chain Management
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Private Contractor
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $2,000,000

Funded by the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and established in fiscal year 2005, the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) project is helping host nations increase their capacity for delivering essential lifesaving HIV/AIDS medicines and supplies to people in need of treatment and care. Operating in some of the countries most severely impacted by HIV/AIDS, SCMS works in collaboration with host-country governments and local and global partners; procures essential medicines and supplies at affordable prices; helps strengthen and build reliable, secure and sustainable supply chains systems; and fosters coordination of key stakeholders. In Kenya SCMS is responsible for procuring, warehousing and distribution of laboratory reagents, equipments and consumables including HIV test kits. SCMS collaborates with the Government of Kenya and in-country partners to maintain a system for ensuring that PEPFAR-supported government sites receive continuous supplies of laboratory commodities. This activity supports GHI/LLC and will be funded completely with FY12 funds. SCMS has not purchased/will not purchase vehicles with PEPFAR-Kenya funds.

Funding for Testing: HIV Testing and Counseling (HVCT): $2,000,000

In December 2011, PEPFAR removed Bioline HIV test kit from the list of authorized test kits to be used by PEPFAR partners. In Kenya Bioline was being used as the confirmatory test, therefore the withdrawal of Bioline meant that there was an urgent need for a new test kit to be used as a confirmatory test. The GOK with support from the Kenya USG team decided to move unigold test kit from being to a tie-breaker to become the new confirmatory test. This meant that the country needed urgent stocks of unigold to enable the testing to continue. Unigold is more expensive than bioline but in addition there were associated costs for recalling bioline. In view of the costs associated with the recall of bioline and buying Unigold, Kenya requested for support to finance this unplanned for expenses and it was agreed that the money will be refunded from the COP 12 allocation. Therefore, the requested funds under this budget code are expected to be used for refunding the money used to support the recall.

Subpartners Total: $0
Crown Agents Consultancy, Inc: NA
John Snow, Inc: NA
Management Sciences for Health: NA
Fuel Logistics Group: NA
United Postal Service: NA
Voxiva: NA