Antiretroviral and Sexual and Reproductive Health Commodity Quarterly Supply Planning Technical Report: Quarter 2

Each year, the Swaziland Ministry of Health’s Central Medical Store (CMS) conducts a one-year quantification exercise to budget for HIV commodities. In 2012/2013, using supply planning software developed by the United States Agency of International Development (USAID)-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS), the Ministry was able to save $US 6.1 million by avoiding extraneous procurement of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy commodities with no stock-outs occurring during this budget year. SIAPS’s Pipeline® Monitoring and Procurement Planning System (Pipeline monitors the status of product pipelines and procurement plans, providing information needed to ensure the regular and consistent stock of products at the program or national level.

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