Developed by John Snow Inc. through USAID's DELIVER project, this guide for quantifying health commodities assists technical advisors, program managers, warehouse managers, procurement officers, and service providers in:
Estimating the total commodity needs and costs for 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.