Recent experience in seven countries has taught us how crucial it is to create a data culture for supply chain by focusing on people as well as technology. This new, people-centered approach takes the idea of a commercial sector control tower and applies it to public health.
Immunization supply chains managers should be thinking about how to use new technology and innovative ideas to deliver more product, faster, and at a lower cost. We aren’t looking for Amazon Prime and delivery in an hour (although that would be nice). What is needed, though, is a reliable and efficient supply chain system that guarantees that all children can be immunized.
JSI’s Chris Wright shares insights from the #TechNetConference and highlights a presentation on the USAID |DELIVER PROJECT’s work in Pakistan developing a vaccine logistics management information system (vLMIS).
Global initiatives, like the Millennium Development Goals or FP2020, require key performance metrics to understand what progress is being made, and where further investments are required. The process of developing and adopting those indicators requires technical expertise, data acumen, and deep consultation with the stakeholders. Safia Ahsan, Technical Adviser for the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, explains how JSI led the development of a harmonized suite of stockout indicators with the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition’s Systems Strengthening Working Group (SSWG).
Staff from the USAID DELIVER project write about how they’re teaching logistics skills to Ghana’s nurses and pharmacists on the front lines of the supply chain.
JSI’s Walter Proper, Director of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT Public Task Order, explains why developing a strong, committed supply chain workforce and establishing supply chain leadership roles within a health system is essential to ensuring that health commodities get to the people who need them.
The Ministry of Health of Malawi adopted cStock, a community-based logistics management information system developed by the SC4CCM project, for use on a national level. JSI’s Megan Noel, SC4CCM Technical Advisor, explains how the project is monitoring the system’s effectiveness through Routine Data Quality Assessment.
Find out how the USAID | DELIVER Project is helping to ensure that essential health commodities are reliably distributed in Zambia.
Logistics is a topic that often goes unmentioned during high-level discussions on HIV strategy, however implications of all strategies on the supply chain of essential HIV commodities must be carefully considered in order to achieve success.
Imagine driving a delivery truck without a map or any idea how long it will take to get to your destination. The drivers delivering health commodities in Ebonyi State, Nigeria were dealing with this very problem. Existing digital data for the road network contained information on travel speeds for five percent of the roads, and only half of the roads were mapped at all.