The Global Fund’s innovative procurement tool, wambo.org, provides accessible prices, increased transparency and improved reliability in the supply of medicines, health products and non-health commodities necessary for HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria health programs.
Wambo.org builds on the Global Fund’s Pooled Procurement Mechanism, an initiative that aggregates order volumes on behalf of grants to negotiate the best prices and delivery conditions to strengthen programs and health systems that serve the people and communities most in need.
Wambo.org takes the form of an easy-to-use online platform that gives in-country procurement teams the power to search, compare, and purchase transparently priced, quality-assured products. It can improve market visibility, simplify orders and improve delivery time.
Wambo.org is available to Global Fund recipients using Global Fund grant funds to procure through the Pooled Procurement Mechanism. Global Fund implementers not registered with Pooled Procurement Mechanism may access a basic wambo.org membership that offers visibility into products and prices but does not allow the organizations to place orders.
Wambo.org also offers many benefits to suppliers, including:
Our vision is that wambo.org becomes a global public good, available to all organizations and programs that serve the people and communities who need it most and contribute to the fight against the three diseases and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. This includes procurement teams in countries that receive Global Fund funding and those that do not and that procure using government or donor funds. As an initial step to reach this goal, wambo.org is piloting a limited number of transactions by current governmental Principal Recipients using their domestic funding.
Wambo.org supports the Global Fund’s focus on achieving ever-greater impact for investments in public health to accelerate the end of HIV, TB and malaria as epidemics. Through partnership and innovation, we are able to leverage advances in technology and economies of scale to provide better value for money in health spending.
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