As we commemorate World Contraception Day 2016, we must note that approximately 225 million women worldwide still lack access to a modern method of contraception. Increasing access to family planning was a premier goal of the Millennium Development Goals, and if we are to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals and the FP2020 goal of reaching 120 million new users of contraception in the world’s poorest 69 countries, we must provide people with readily available contraception.
I am passionate about the innovation that I represented at this forum, but it is very different to these innovations of “things”. Our proposal, partnering with Dimagi, is to replicate an approach JSI implemented and scaled with the Ministry of Health in Malawi and take those lessons to Kenya. While our approach does include innovative use of technology, a simple mHealth supply chain management tool for community health workers, this approach also includes IMPACT teams.
Preventing a cholera outbreak took a new vaccine, a well-executed plan, and dedicated partners.
cStock, a mobile and web-based logistics system designed by SC4CCM, is being used by community health workers in Malawi to track and report inventory of essential medicines and other health commodities for children under five.
In a blog written for the UN Foundation’s Global Accelerator, JSI’s Yasmin Chandani explains how cStock, a simple, mobile- and web- based logistics system is helping community health workers in Malawi stay stocked with life-saving under-five medicines that save and improve the lives of children.
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.
Evaluators in the 21st century have access to a multitude of innovative technologies for improving the efficiency and quality of data they collect.