PAHO/WHO Strategic Fund - Brochure
The Strategic Fund of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is a
regional mechanism for pooled procurement of essential medicines and
strategic public health supplies for the countries of the Americas.
The purpose of the Fund is to improve access to quality, safe and
effective medicines and health supplies, while ensuring affordability,
and promoting efficient and sustainable health systems. The Strategic
Fund is a central component of the PAHO’s strategy to move towards
The Strategic Fund also works with the countries of the Americas to
strengthen demand planning and the organization of national supply
management systems while facilitating timely access to health supplies
and ensuring continued availability of these essential products.
Since its creation in 2000, the Strategic Fund has contributed to the
strengthening and sustainability of health systems, positioning itself as
the regional mechanism for procuring medicines and priority supplies for