From Data Visibility to Data Use: The Information Revolution in the Ethiopian Public-Sector Health Care Supply Chain

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.

A Sustainable Strategy for Training Nurses and Pharmacists in Health Logistics

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.

What Does it Take to Get Contraceptives to Clients in Rural Nigeria?

Many of our clients learn about family planning from routine visits to rural health facilities. The health workers in this facility help patients and their families choose appropriate contraception methods and teach new clients how to use these methods correctly.

Addressing the impact of noncommunicable diseases

In the world today, more people live in urban than in rural communities, more people are overweight than are underweight, and more people die from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) than from infections.

Contraceptives Save and Improve Lives

Each year an estimated 74.4 million unintended pregnancies occur in the developing world; primarily among women who had an unmet need for effective contraception.

The RHINO Network’s International Forum on Innovative Applications of Mobile Technologies with Routine Health Information Systems

Sharing experiences across projects, organizations, and countries is essential to supporting smart design of new mobile projects, and adaptation of existing platforms.

Four Performance-based Financing Lessons Public Health Supply Chain Managers Can Learn from the Commercial Sector

Public health specialists in developing nations are urgently seeking innovative ways to stretch resources to provide more results. Performance-based financing (PBF) has gained prominence as a possible solution because of its emphasis on paying for results rather than inputs. The basis of PBF is that cash or non-monetary benefits are offered in return for measurable actions or the achievement of a defined target.

Giving Thanks: An HIV-Positive Mother in Zambia Gives Back

Introducing ARVs into antenatal and postnatal care significantly improves the chance that babies of HIV-positive mothers can be born without the virus. “I am a happy mother,” says Susan Simfukwe in Lusaka. “I think the American government has really helped us Zambians. If it wasn’t for them, I don’t think we’d have ARVs now. I want to thank the American people as their support has really served us.” Since 2007 the Zambian ARV logistics system has given more than 165,000 women like Susan access to PMTCT drugs.