The Interagency Supply Chain Group is a global collaboration forum to support country level health supply chain improvement efforts.
The group is committed to an improved coordination to identify areas of convergence, optimize synergies across programs and focus efforts on identifying a critical path for aligning supply-chain strengthening efforts as a means of better leveraging investments and achieving meaningful impact on country systems in the face of future demands.
The Interagency Supply Chain Group (ISG) was established in 2014 to provide better coordinated and more effective support to country efforts in ensuring sustainable access to high quality essential health commodities. The group comprises 16 global agencies actively involved in supporting supply chain efforts across all disease areas: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID, Global Affairs Canada, the Global Drug Facility, Global Financing Facility, KfW, the Global Fund, Gavi, NORAD, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, USAID, World Bank, the World Food Programme and the World Health Organisation.
The ISG meets biannually to address priority issues, with technical working groups established for specific focus areas. This includes opportunities to strengthen collaboration at the country level, and leverage institutional support around key technical issues.
Over the past two years, the ISG has developed a joint vision statement, and agreed to focus on in-country supply chain as a priority.