• Quantification of health commodities – A guide to forecasting and supply planning for procurement 15-05-2017

Guide for procurement

This updated guide to quantification of health commodities will assist technical advisors, program managers, warehouse managers, procurement officers, and service providers in estimating the total commodity needs and costs to support successful implementation of national health program strategies and goals, identifying the funding needs and gaps for procuring the required commodities, and, planning procurements and shipment delivery schedules to ensure a sustained and effective supply of health commodities.

The step-by-step approach to quantification presented in this guide is complemented by a number of product-specific companion pieces that include detailed instructions for forecasting consumption of antiretroviral drugs, contraceptives, community case management products, HIV test kits, antimalarial drugs and rapid diagnostic tests, underused RMNCH commodities, and laboratory supplies.

Published by JSI.

A French version of the 2014 version of the guide is available for download below