Implementing and managing a procurement system is essential to ensure efficient delivery of health care, and can be particularly challenging as you build your program. It requires attention to detail and close coordination, both internally and with your outside partners. The unit describes how procurement can knit together almost every other aspect of your operations and make your organization a trusted resource. In the long term, an effective procurement team can be instrumental in offering ideas and advice for strengthening local capacity, so that local production and service delivery can complement overseas assistance to create sustainable health delivery systems.


  1. Assessing needs and resources
  2. Working with the Ministry of Health
  3. Building the procurement team
  4. Essential medicines
  5. Medical equipment and supplies
  6. Sourcing stock
  7. Nonmedical supplies
  8. International shipping
  9. Domestic shipping
  10. Managing stock