SPRING/Ghana Conducts Nutrition Commodities Supply Chain Assessment
SPRING/Ghana’s activities aim to accelerate reductions in stunting and anemia in Northern Ghana. One critical aspect of SPRING’s intervention areas is to improve delivery of high-impact nutrition services. Service delivery and confidence in those services are dependent upon the availability of key nutrition supplies and commodities.
SPRING/Ghana, with technical support from the USAID | DELIVER Project, has supported the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in undertaking a nutritional supply chain assessment in two regions of Ghana using qualitative and quantitative data collection methods to assess the supply chain for key nutrition commodities in select medical stores and health facilities in the Northern and Upper East regions. The assessment sought to identify and document any gaps or bottlenecks in the operation of the nutrition-specific supply chain system and propose needed solutions to address them. The assessment also aimed to answer questions related to product availability, inventory management practices, distribution, storage, logistics management information systems (LMIS), and staff capacity development. Initial assessment results highlighted gaps in supply chain monitoring and supervision.