Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2013 2014 2015

Details for Mechanism ID: 16958
Country/Region: South Sudan
Year: 2014
Main Partner: Management Sciences for Health
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $560,000 Additional Pipeline Funding: $330,000

NOTE: The following is taken from summaries released by PEPFAR on the PEPFAR Data Dashboard. They are incomplete summary paragraphs only and do not contain the full mechanism details. When the full narratives are released, we will update the mechanism pages accordingly.

PEPFAR South Sudan recognizes the importance of a functional supply chain management system for an effective HIV program. The success of the PEPFAR program and national program relies on this critical component.

In South Sudan, there are challenges related to difficult terrain, high freight cost, poor transportation infrastructure and remote locations coupled with deficient human capacity for supply chain management. Although the Global Fund supported the supply chain of HIV commodities in 2006-2011, this support has been severely scaled back in the current Transitional Funding Mechanism (TFM). Moreover, over the past three years, the level of procurements supported by the PEPFAR South Sudan program has grown exponentially, including from the Treatment Bridge Program.

In FY14, SIAPS will support the Ministry of Health (MoH) in forecasting, quantification, verification and other activities related to PEPFAR-procured commodities. SIAPS is the main USAID mechanism that supports the MoH on supply chain issues, including strengthening pharmaceutical sector governance, enhancing capacity for pharmaceutical supply management and services and introducing rational drug use and quality assurance interventions. SIAPS will embed pharmaceutical specialists within the Logistics Management Unit (LMU) at the Directorate of Pharmaceutical Services in the MoH. Their main role will be to ensure that accurate supply-chain information is collected, shared and used and that the provision of quality, affordable health care products supplied by PEPFAR are procured in a timely manner. SIAPS will collaborate with UNDP/Global Fund warehouse managers to monitor inventory and determine the rate of dispensing commodities.

Mechanism Allocation by Budget Code for Selected Year
Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS) $560,000
Mechanism Target Information

Since COP2014, PEPFAR no longer produces narratives for every mechanism it funds. However, PEPFAR has now included performance targets or indicator information for each mechanism based on the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) system. The MER guidance is available on PEPFAR's website Note that COP years 2014-2015 were under a previous version of the MER system and the indicators and definitions may have changed as of the new 2.0 guidance.

MER Indicator MER description Target Fiscal Year Target
SC_STOCK Number of stock status observations for one or more tracer commodities that are between the designed minimum and maximum quantities/months of stock from storage sites within at a given level (Central, Regional, etc.) of the system 2015 12
SC_STOCK System Level: Central Medical Stores 2015 12
SC_STOCK Total number of stock status observations for one or more tracer commodities from storage sites within at a given level (Central, Regional, etc.) of the system 2015 12
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $400,000
Human Resources for Health $400,000
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Child Survival Activities