Strategies to reduce risks in ARV supply chains in the developing world

Glob Health Sci Pract. 2014 Dec 10;2(4):395-402. doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-14-00105.


Key strategies of the main ARV procurement program for PEPFAR to reduce supply chain risks include: (1) employing pooled procurement to reduce procurement and shipping costs and to accommodate changing country needs by making stock adjustments at the regional level, and (2) establishing regional distribution centers to facilitate faster turnaround of orders within defined catchment areas.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Retroviral Agents / economics
  • Anti-Retroviral Agents / supply & distribution*
  • Developing Countries*
  • Drug Approval / organization & administration
  • Drugs, Generic / economics
  • Drugs, Generic / supply & distribution
  • HIV Infections / drug therapy*
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Humans


  • Anti-Retroviral Agents
  • Drugs, Generic