Moving Medicine, Moving Minds: Helping Developing Countries Overcome Barriers to Outsourcing Health Commodity Distribution to Boost Supply Chain Performance and Strengthen Health Systems

Glob Health Sci Pract. 2016 Sep 29;4(3):359-65. doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-16-00130. Print 2016 Sep 28.


Senegal and other developing countries are improving access to health commodities by outsourcing supply chain logistics to private providers. To achieve broader, lasting reform, we must support further adoption of the outsourced model; assist country-led cost-benefit analyses; and help governments build capacity to manage contracts and overcome other barriers.

MeSH terms

  • Decision Support Systems, Management / organization & administration*
  • Developing Countries*
  • Female
  • Health Care Reform / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Organizational Innovation*
  • Outsourced Services / organization & administration*
  • Public Health Administration*
  • Senegal
  • South Africa