TechNet-21 - Forum

  1. Chris Wright
  2. Supply chain and logistics
  3. Friday, 13 November 2015

“You can’t vaccinate a child with a mobile phone.”
Andrea Coleman, co-founder, Riders for Health

Technology is all the rage in global health programs, from immunization and child survival to reproductive and maternal health, to malaria, HIV and TB programs. mHealth platforms proliferate, eHealth applications and acronyms abound: DHIS, eLMIS, HRIS, MRIS, EMR, MFR…OMG!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a technology champion and a bit of a geek, convinced that technology, applied correctly and judiciously, can have a significant impact on health outcomes. In the realm of supply chain,data visibility through technologyis a game changer, helping to eliminate the stock-outs and expiries that are still endemic at service delivery points.

Smart technology applications are featured at this year’sGlobal Health Supply Chain Summitin Dakar. On Day One of the Summit (Nov. 11), two related sessions competed for attendance: Information Systems and Analytics and Vaccine Supply Chains...

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By Chris Wright,JSI Senior Technical Advisor, with insight from Jane Feinberg at the 2015 Global Health Supply Chain Summit.

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