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NEW MCSP Blog Post- Tanzania Deploys the Most Advanced Health Information Exchange in sub-Saharan Africa

Across Tanzania, health providers often face the same problem: a lack of access to the data they need to make informed decisions and deliver high-quality care. Since the 2013 launch of the country’s National eHealth Strategy, the national government has made an earnest commitment to reverse this trend. USAID's Flagship Maternal & Child Survival Program supported the Ministry of Health, Community, Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children (MoHCDGEC) to lauch the Tanzania National Health Information Exchange (TzHIE), ensuring that information and data needed for policy development and the delivery of health care is readily available and used.  Please check out the link attached to find out more about MCSP's support in launching the TzHIE!    

People that Deliver Launches a New Resource for Health Supply Chain Practitioners: the Human Resources for Supply Chain Management Theory of Change

People that Deliver Launches a New Resource for Health Supply Chain Practitioners: the Human Resources for Supply Chain Management Theory of Change Like all chains, supply chains are no stronger than their weakest link. Although hundreds of millions of dollars in commodities flow through the health supply chain (SC) system, the critical, strategic function of the supply chain within health systems is rarely acknowledged—and the SC workforce seldom has the right technical and managerial competencies to perform optimally or the empowerment to affect supply decisions and policies. Insufficient numbers of competent staff can cause breakdowns in supply chain systems and lead to poor system performance. The Human Resources for Supply Chain Management Theory of Change (HR4SCM ToC) analyzes the conditions needed to ensure that workers at every level are performing optimally, in order to fulfill all the necessary functions of an effective supply chain system. A theory of change (ToC) describes how a desired change is expected to occur. The HR4SCM ToC provides a useful basis for strategic planning, by providing a foundation for developing strategies—such as to manage the quantity, type, and capacity of human resources required to operate health supply chains. It also serves as a foundation for monitoring and evaluation, by specifying how to measure activities undertaken to make change. The HR4SCM ToC resource also captures complexity in a concise form and allows users to understand how a number of program activities link to one another and lead to program goals. PtD has developed two resources for the HR4SCM ToC - a two-page brief provides a high-level overview of the HR4SCM ToC describing the four pathways to success, our long-term outcome, and our foundational principle as well as a  longer narrative that covers the HR4SCM in more detail, with a full description of the critical assumptions, an explanation of the ToC diagram, and an indicators and interventions catalog. All HR4SCM ToC materials are available for download on the People that Deliver website ( The HR4SCM ToC’s official launch will take place at the Global Health Supply Chain Summit in Lusaka, Zambia on 27 November, 2018 ( HR4SCM ToC co-author Dr. Andrew Brown will facilitate a pre-conference workshop on Using a Theory of Change and whole of SCM labor market approach to catalyze country investments to improve HR for SCM: A practical toolkit. If you are attending GHSC and would like to participate in the workshop, please fill out this online form: Links
The HR4SCM ToC can be found here: About People that Deliver
The People that Deliver (PtD) Initiative was established in 2011 as a global partnership of organizations focusing on professionalization of supply chain personnel by advocating for a systematic approach to human resources (HR) for supply chain management (SCM) at the global and local level. It is based on the global recognition that without trained professionals to manage the health supply chains, drugs and other health supplies do not reach the patients who need them. Contact
Alexis Strader, Project Officer
Tel: +45 45 33 57 99

Advancing Immunization Programs around the Globe

Innovative solutions are not limited to products, drugs, or diagnostics. They include novel approaches and applications of a technology, service, or intervention to help countries advance their reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and development targets. As the immunization and child health technical lead for USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Project (MCSP), JSI supports the expansion of the evidence base for approaches and facilitates locally owned and context-sensitive adaptation of life-saving innovations. Learn more about how JSI’s MCSP team is advancing immunization programs below or download the most recent MCSP ‘Innovations Takeover’ newsletter.

Project Brief Details the Launching of the Information Revolution in Ethiopia’s Public-Sector Healthcare Supply Chain

On any day, the Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency (PFSA) in Ethiopia manages the thousands of transactions (orders, receipts, issues, and transfers) which are the lifeblood of the public sector healthcare supply chain. To inform the supply decisions that drive these transactions—and to ensure that the right quantities of the right commodities are going to the right locations—the PFSA uses the Health Commodity Management Information system (HCMIS), a warehouse and logistics information management system developed by the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT.
Launching the Information Revolution in the Ethiopian Public-Sector Healthcare Supply Chainis a new logistics brief that details use of the HCMIS in Ethiopia and the benefits of having real-time transactional data across the PFSA network. With this systematic recordkeeping tool placing data literally at their fingertips, PFSA employees across Ethiopia are revolutionizing the supply chains they manage by using real-time data to make smarter, faster decisions and building an increasingly agile supply chain.
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New Infographic on Malaria in Pregnancy

In 2015, Roll Back Malaria (RBM) through the RBM Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group announced a Global Call to Action to increase national coverage with Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy. As part of this effort, the Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group developed this infographic to highlight the impact of malaria in pregnancy interventions and to encourage key stakeholders to advocate for malaria in pregnancy service delivery strengthening.
The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT is an active Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group member and is proud to share this exciting advocacy tool, which outlines the danger of malaria in pregnancy and presents the World Health Organization’s recommendations for its treatment, as well as key messages for promoting investment in malaria in pregnancy programs.
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Committed to Global Health: A Look Back on the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT

Since 2006, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT has worked to improve the health and well-being of communities around the world. Our contributions span the globe and touch all areas of health supply chain management. Over the past nine years, we have supported malaria, family planning, maternal and child health, and emerging pandemic threat programs, among other areas. As we move into the final year of the project,IQC DirectorEdward Wilson takes a look back at the project's accomplishments. Learn more at

New Guide for Selecting an Electronic Logistics Management Information System

A well-designed, well-operated supply chain that delivers health supplies to patients and clients who need them is critical to the success of any health system. With an electronic logistics management information system (eLMIS), logisticians can quickly access data they need to make informed decisions. In the new eLMIS Selection Guide, published by the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, you can learn what it takes to be eLMIS ready. The guide also includes profiles of eLMIS applications implemented in Pakistan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Zambia. Learn more at
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