DFID delivers health and nutrition programmes around the world ©Getty Images
DFID delivers health and nutrition programmes around the world ©Getty Images

Case study: DFID's complex supply chain integration

6 October 2017

A commercial health project is helping the Department for International Development (DFID) create savings across its many partners

DFID won best contribution to the reputation of the profession at the CIPS Supply Management Awards 2017.

Take category management and really spin it. So says Fiona Ross, head of strategic sourcing at DFID. She should know – it’s a large part of the Commercial Health Strategy that is being applied across a complex sector with many different stakeholders.

DFID spends around £2bn a year delivering frontline health and nutrition programmes around the world, working with governments, NGOs and private sector suppliers. Its work covers major implementation projects, such as setting up the Maternal New Born Child Care project across six of Nigeria’s states. DFID also provides frontline goods and equipment, such as family planning supplies, usually working with multilateral organisations.

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