Developing countries often face the unexpected: disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and political unrest. To sustain advances in their health systems while safeguarding communities, health staff and organizations need strategies that promote system resilience—the capacity to anticipate and respond to crises; maintain core functions when shocks strike; and reorganize when extreme conditions or circumstances arise.
The efforts of the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) project have helped to ensure that a hospital pharmacy in Haiti is consistently stocked with life-saving HIV medication.
JSI’s Tariq Azim reports from the first regional conference on Measurement and Accountability for Health in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Today is Innovation Day during World Immunization Week, and there are a lot of innovative ideas out there to reach every child. But innovation doesn’t always require radical new ideas. Sometimes it simply means challenging traditional approaches based on current information. For immunization supply chains, that means changing over 40 years of custom to embrace state-of-the-art commercial best practices.
JSI’s Paul Dowling, Rachel Kearl, Al Shiferaw of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT describe the three pillar’s of JSI’s work in Ethiopia to improve data visibility to strengthen the country’s health supply chain.
The Advancing Partners and Communities applied a human-centered approach to addressing challenges to Tanzania’s community health worker system at a two-day intensive workshop in Mbeya.
JSI’s Chris Wright looks ahead to the scenarios that will require new approaches to health supply chains in low and middle income countries.
JSI’s Lora Shimp visited the Jambiani Health Center in Kusini District, Tanzania during a weekly immunization session meticulously run by two dedicated nurses.
As countries strive to meet short- and long-term health goals, the need for medicines and medical devices required to reduce the global burden of common maternal and childhood illnesses has increased. But none of these goals can be realized without a dependable public health supply chain—the complicated system that gets medicines and supplies from where they are manufactured to the people who need them and are often a world away.
The future of immunization supply chains in Africa was the subject of a recent discussion hosted by JSI and PATH at the Exchange of best practices workshop on Reaching Every Community (REC); Equity and Integration of Child survival interventions in East and Southern African Countries.” JSI’s Jeff Sanderson offers examples of immunization supply chains that have been effectively transformed.