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The Health Supply Chain Solutions Challenge

Helping Uganda Access Affordable, Quality Essential Medicines and Health Supplies

Call for Innovations

Do you have a Bold idea on how to Help the People of Uganda have more Access to Affordable, Quality, Essential, Medicines and Health Supplies?

Would you like to Join Uganda's Supply Chain Innovation Community to Turn your Idea into Action?

Submit your idea to Uganda’s first ever Health Supply Chain Solutions Challenge, hosted by the newly launched Supply Chain Innovation Lab. The Health Supply Chain Solutions Challenge is an initiative of Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Uganda Healthcare Federation and ACODE implemented under the USAID/Uganda Strengthening Supply Chains Systems Activity (SSCS) in conjunction with the United Nations Population Fund (Uganda). The SSCS Activity seeks to support bold innovations that improve access to affordable, quality essential medicines and health supplies for Ugandans.

Despite making great progress, health facilities in Uganda continue to experience face stock-outs of essential medicine, limiting people’s ability to access quality health services that can save their lives and improve their well-being. We are looking for proposals for novel, sustainable solutions that improve timely access to and availability of quality essential medicines and health supplies in the country.

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We're looking for ideas on how to:

  • Boost system-wide performance and maximize health supply chain efficiency at the national, district, regional referral hospital, health facility, and community levels.
  • Strengthen the supply chain to reach and address the health needs of women and youth.
  • Simplify the collection, reporting, and use of supply chain data to support decision making.
  • Promote and increase demand and accountability of the health supply chain system at all levels.
  • Use innovative and sustainable approaches to inform the mobilization of domestic resources and health commodity financing.

The winning individuals or teams will work with our team of experts to pilot and scale up their idea.

Winners will also Receive:

  • Awards during Uganda’s national health supply chain week
  • Technical and financial support of up to USD 50,000$ to pilot and implement the innovation
  • Advice on solution development, monitoring, evaluation, research, and scale up
  • An internship opportunity (students only)
  • Training sessions on supply chain management

Who is eligible?

Individuals or teams of community organizations, health workers, entrepreneurs, students, women and youth, civil society organizations, academia, and the private sector are eligible to apply. Entrants must be Ugandan nationals. Click here to view the full terms and conditions.

To Apply

Fill out the application by June 8, 2021. We will contact shortlisted applicants to present their idea to a selection committee of supply chain managers and researchers.

Click here for more information, including selection criteria. Still have questions? Contact or


About the Supply Chain Innovation Lab

Hosted by the USAID/Uganda Strengthening Supply Chain Systems (SSCS) Technical Assistance Activity, the lab's mandate is to stimulate thinking; generate and nurture ideas; and co-create, scale, experiment with, and implement innovations to address critical supply chain challenges and help Ugandans have better access to safe, affordable medical products.

About SSCS

The USAID-funded Uganda Strengthening Supply Chain Systems (SSCS) Technical Assistance Activity supports Uganda’s efforts to strengthen its health supply chain to increase the availability of and access to safe, quality-assured medicines and health supplies in public and private nonprofit health facilities.

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