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Project Last Mile (PLM) is an innovative public-private partnership launched in 2010 between The Coca-Cola Company, The Coca-Cola Foundation, United States Agency for International Development...
Chris Wright - 2020
UNDP is seeking experts and senior experts with experience is vaccine supply chains and immunization programs for their roster of procurement and supply chain (PSM) consultants. Based on country...
Hello everyone, I'm a design engineering student working on designing and producing a new powered vaccine carrier, and I was hoping to get some information and feedback from those of you who are out...
Chris Wright - 2018
The Gavi Secretariat has released a global  standards document for immunisation supply chain (iSC) information systems.  A hallmark of effective supply chains is end-to-end (E2E) visibility of...
James Cheyne - 2018
Good morning, If your immunization programme uses a refrigerated vehicle WHO needs your insights and experience to help guide and improve the standards of these vehicles. Take this opportunity to...
Green Energy Limited has developed an off-grid solar generator with lithium battery storage backpack. It is designed to provide continuous off-grid electricity to refugees, disaster victims, medical...
Dear Colleagues, You are cordially invited to the Africa Conference on Healthcare Delivery (AHD Conference) 2018, which is to be held in Abuja, Nigeria, June 25-27. The theme of the conference is:...
I am developing an off-grid backpack with an inbuilt removal battery powered (8hrs) portable refrigerator that is approx 1.5 litre in size and can transport 2 blood bags. The off-grid backpack has...
Moderator - 2018
Cross-posted from the JSI website with thanks! inSupply, JSI’s regional supply chain consulting center in East Africa, in partnership with Llamasoft and the Nichols Group, recently examined the...
Le Centre LOGIVAC organise la 3è édition de la formation en Logistique de Vaccination, du 09 avril au 04 mai 2018. Les dossiers d’inscription seront reçus jusqu’au 24 mars 2018. Délivrée...
Hi, I am in need of the following items and I am looking for supplier recommendations. Just need a few of each for R&D.   Empty vaccine vials with stoppers Glycol solution for vaccine...
Tarek - 2018
hello every body Can you please share with me your SOPs for the managment and control of cold rooms. Best regards, Tarek
Dear Colleagues, PSA is pleased to share the new issue of “Health & Humanitarian – the supply chain review” magazine. In this issue, read about: Vaccine Distribution in DRC by...
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Raja Rao as Director of Immunization Logistics effective January 22, 2018. In his new role, Mr. Rao, who has over 20 years of experience in global health...
As more low- and middle-income countries explore opportunities to improve their public health supply chains and diagnostics networks, knowing how best to use unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to improve...
John Lloyd - 2018
Soren Spanner died in hospital in Denmark on the 28th December, I am told by his sons. Soren was dedicated to help build cold chain systems all over the world and he was a true expert in...
Measuring Accountability for Last Mile Delivery The Interagency Supply Chain Group (ISG) comprising of 15 global agencies are actively involved in supporting supply chain efforts across all...
David Brown - 2018
A new report has been released that updates information on the occurrence of home-based record (e.g, vaccination cards, child health books) stock-outs. The open access article can be accessed...
​​Dear TechNet Members, Greetings. We are pleased to announce that Empower School of Health (ESH), a Centre of Excellence for Global Health Supply Chain Management, is...
John Lloyd - 2017
IAPHL are debating the agenda for their next Webinar. Some are suggesting a focus on aspects of logistics integration for CD and NCD programs. For me, this is the 'Elephant-in-the-room' of future...
Modibo Dicko - 2017
The IPM Project (funded by the Gates Foundation and "MSD for Mothers" - Merck - and implemented by the Senegalese Ministry of Health with technical support from Intrahealth International) managed to...
The October edition of the People that Deliver Newsflash is now available:  http://conta.cc/2xxizFp In this issue:  PtD elects a new Chairperson Building a strong supply chain workforce in...
John Lloyd - 2017
This is the second topic in my six-part Vaccine Supply Chain Futures series, and concerns advancing technologies of cooled-distribution. Pleae share your thoughts! What advances in technology and...
John Lloyd - 2017
Friends and Family of Immunization, I hope you will join me over the next six weeks before the TechNet Conference in Portugal to debate important futures for the vaccine supply chain. Each week, I...
Dear colleagues, Please find attached from the Interagency Supply Chain Group. Kind regards,HiteshCoordinator for the Interagency Supply Chain Group (ISG)   Hitesh HurkchandInteragency Supply...
Greetings. ​​Empower School of Health launches the next batch of the online ​​Post Graduate Diploma in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSCM), in collaboration with...
Dear Public Health, Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals, Greetings from Empower School of Health, a research, consulting and academic institute focused on building capacity at...
prabirkc - 2017
Dear Friends, This week, we have seen two patients with diphtheria in our district Bilaspur in chhattisgarh. One was a 6 year old boy from Kharasiya village who came sick to the regional medical...
Umit Kartoglu - 2017
Dear colleagues,   "Quality Risk Management Mental Modelling: Examples of exposure in everyday life" with 15 chapters, 120 photographs, 89 references, countless tables and graphs, links and QR...
Shobhana - 2017
UNICEF supports countries in achieving their national immunization goals. The achievement of these goals depend on having strong Immunization Supply Chains Management (ISCM) systems in place that are...
Dear viewers Sharing the following with the viewers who are the true Polio Eradicators / planners / managers / authorized implementers & policy makers of the programme Good intentions alone are not...
Wendy Prosser - 2017
If you haven't seen on IAPHL, next week starts a new discussion relevant to our TechNet community. Details are below. If you aren't yet signed up on IAPHL, you can do so...
Dear Colleagues, Take a moment to think about what health care providers use every day to treat patients. Providers use a myriad of items, such as syringes, prescriptions drugs, gloves and many...
​​DATE: 24th-28th July, 2017VENUE: Geneva, Switzerland Empower is organizing the ​2nd International Workshop on “HOW GLOBAL HEALTH ORGANISATIONS PROMOTE ACCESS TO MEDICINES”​ in Geneva,...
Patrick Lydon - 2017
Dear TechNet Community, We are very excited to announce that Registration to the 15th TechNet Conference is now open! For this occasion we are launching a 15th TechNet Conference...
Take a moment to think about what health care providers use every day to treat patients. Providers use a myriad of items, such as syringes, prescriptions drugs, gloves and many more. Employees...
Chris Wright - 2017
Blockchain is the hot new technology topic in the financial world, the health sector, and the supply chain industry. The idea, first applied by the virtual “cryptocurrency” Bitcoin, combines the...
Dear TechNet-21 Community, For many years, pharmacists have been involved in supply chain and supporting campaigns to support immunization by patients, but they are more and more involved in the...
Dear All, It gives me great pleasure to announce that Imperial Health Sciences will be hosting the next Warehouse Operations Management (WOM) program in English from the 8th – 19th of May 2017....
Umit Kartoglu - 2017
Dear Colleagues, The award winning Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Management on Wheels course will be held in Greece (Athens to Thessaloniki), 12-17 June 2017. The course is an experiential application...
Dear colleagues, Gates and USAID are excited to announce a new Grand Challenges Exploration for Health Supply Chains. Grand Challenges Explorations fosters early-stage discovery research to expand...
Best Practice Distribution Development Training Introduction: It is with great pleasure that the Imperial Logistics Supply Chain Academy introduce to you the 5 day program for distribution...
Chris Wright - 2017
JSI is proud to announce the launch of a new flagship publication, The Supply Chain Manager’s Handbook, this time in a new website format. Based on more than 30 years of experience improving...
You are cordially invited to our upcoming conference - Africa Conference on Healthcare Delivery (AHD Conference 2017), which is taking place between 12 and 14 June, 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria. See...
Best Practice Distribution Development Training Introduction: It is with great pleasure that the Imperial Logistics Supply Chain Academy introduce to you the 5 day program for distribution...
Immunization programs in low-income countries are facing the most ambitious targets of the last four decades: reach every child with existing and many new vaccines. The original immunization supply...
Matt Morio - 2017
Happy new year all, We are happy to announce that the latest version of the Total Cost of Ownership tool for cold chain equipment (v1.3) is now available to download and use. The latest version has...
Dear Members, Greetings from Empower. ​​Empower School of Health (ESH),​ a fully accredited ​​Centre of Excellence for Global Health Supply Chain Management by The Chartered Institute of...
Swati R Dutt - 2017
Dear Members, Empower wishes you all a very Happy New Year. Empower School of Health (ESH), is organizing another 5 day face-to-face International Certificate Course on Ensuring Product Quality in...
Dear Colleagues Could you please help us to know if there is any international training for cold chain and vaccine management, will be conducted in Turkey or middle east region in 2017.
Shaikh Kabir - 2016
Dear colleagues, I am looking for a template of cold chain equipment repair & maintenance record, a template of CCE spare parts record etc which can be used as specimen in training materials on CCE...
Akhil Agrawal - 2016
We are working with ILRs. While daily operations, it was found that there is formation of water droplets inside the device. We want to measure the amount of condensation taking place inside the...
Sanjay Saha - 2016
Dear Technet Members, Greetings. After the successful completion of a QA training in Hyderabad, India, and based on further need, we are pleased to announce that Empower School of Health (ESH), is...
Chris Wright - 2016
When it comes to medical supplies, transport challenges can add up to serious gaps in health care for rural people. That’s why John Snow, Inc., through the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT partnered with...
Dear colleagues, The Interagency Supply Chain Group (ISG) comprising 15 global agencies, are actively involved in supporting supply chain efforts across all disease areas.The purpose of this group...
Andrew Brown - 2016
Dear Health supply chain practitioner, To allow IAPHL to better serve the public health supply chain community we are undergoing a global update of our membership database. Whether you are a current...
Vaccines can tolerate temperatures above 8 deg C however temperatures below 0 deg C will freeze a vaccine and it will lose it’s efficacy. At temperatures above 8 deg C the life of a vaccine will be...
Introduction A 2 week (10 working days) Competency based training for Procurement Managers delivered by The Institute of Healthcare Management, Strathmore University Business School Course...
Emma Stewart - 2016
A well-functioning supply chain often goes unnoticed. People rarely talk about fully stocked shelves at the store or on-time delivery of a package. It’s the interruptions to the supply chain that...
Dear colleagues, Recently, I finished the review of " Guidelines on stock records for immunization programme and vaccines store managers" which come with accompanying CD-ROM - I coudn't find it -...
Dear Colleagues, PSA is pleased to announce that the new issue ofHealth & Humanitarian - the supply chain reviewmagazine is now available online. This issue has been made possible after close...
Dear Colleagues, Could you please share any links for documents (regulations or guidelines) where disscussed measuring interval for refrigerated truck monitoring systems (print-paper loggers). Оr...
Chris Wright - 2016
Dear Colleagues, JSI is pleased to announce a new publication in the Getting Products to People series: How Private Sector Solutions Can Strengthen Supply Chains for Public Health For years,...
Book Release: Health and Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chains - A Career for Women By Pamela Steele and Katie Agius When disasters strike – earthquakes, floods, outbreaks of disease, and...
AMP - 2016
Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, co-organized a regional conference ‘Leadership for Healthcare and Vaccination Supply Chain’ in Côte d’Ivoire on 13 and 14...
Patrick Lydon - 2016
For your reading pleasure (and viewing since there is a 1 minute video)
Andrew Brown - 2016
Dear Colleagues With the strategic review of the International Association of Public Health Logisticians (IAPHL) six months in, I would like to provide you with an update of what we've...
Tracy Rehberg - 2016
WHO and UNICEF announce the availability of Immunization eLearning Initiative courses to all consultants, partners, and staff supporting immunization. The course series provides training in areas...
Dear I like to share with you in this space a video about the instalation, basic maintenance and operation of one of the solar equipments with PQS that are installed in my country (Colombia),...
Most ice-lined refrigerators in India are fully functional at 5 - 45 degrees Celsius (ie, they are able to maintain an internal temperature of 2-8 degrees Celsius when the external temperatures are...
The WHO UNICEF immunization Supply Chain Hub (iSC Hub)has released a new temperature monitoring website hosted on TechNet-21. A stringent system for temperature surveillance is essential to maintain...
The publishing of "Theory of Change for Supply Chain Capacity Development" by P. Steele and A. BrownAs we move into the Sustainable Development Goals era and in order to achieve sustainable...
Patrick Lydon - 2016
Sharing the news of an article publish in Vaccine on the impact of system design in Niger. Abstract Objective To evaluate the potential impact and value of applications (e.g. ordering levels,...
Tom Lewis - 2016
Following the success of the first training session in December, 2015 on the use of the MULTiLOG2 Remonsys Ltd is planning to run a second training session in August this year. Purpose and...
Nchedo A - 2016
Hello, I was recently introduced to this site. I am very interested in supply chain management and logistics of health commodities and was wondering if anyone knew of an online course (preferably...
Holly Deaton - 2016
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...
John Lloyd - 2016
It's a mystery to me, considering that manual temperature monitoring of vaccine stores using monthly charts and glass thermometers was the first MIS achievement of the EPI in the last 4 years of the...
Andrew Brown - 2016
Dear Colleagues, Thank you to those who have already filled in the survey. We have extended the deadline to allow for more respondents. Can you contribute? Around the world a variety of...
Chris Wright - 2016
Today is Innovation Day during World Immunization Week, and there are a lot of innovative ideas out there to reach every child. But innovation doesn’t always require radical new ideas. Sometimes it...
We are delighted to announce the creation of the Cold Chain Equipment management page on TechNet. -->you can access the page by clicking here or through the “Resources” drop down menu on the top...
Chris Wright - 2016
Over the last two decades, increased investments in health have yieldedsignificant gains in health outcomesfor tens of millions of people around the world. At the same time, economic growth has...
Andrew Brown - 2016
Dear Technet Colleagues, Around the world a variety of professionals are involved in 'health supply chains' (the supply chain responsible for moving medicines and medical equipment from manufacture...
Tenly Snow - 2016
Greetings TechNet Community, I hope this message finds each of you well and successful in your work. I am the new OpenLMIS Community Manager working with the OpenLMIS Initiativeand Community to...
Pat Lennon - 2016
In cooperation with the Uganda Ministry of Health, PATH recently conducted a pilot study to document equipment failures in the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization cold chain. Due to...
John Lloyd - 2016
I have struggled unsuccessfully to link this message to a remark made by Soren Spanner a week or two ago asking whether anyone has tried to distribute vaccine to remote sites by drone? I'm surprised...
Patrick Lydon - 2016
From today's Guardian Health workers face suspicion and a lack of cold storage as they test the Ebola...
Patrick Lydon - 2016
Interesting paper on system design in Nigeria from Health Affairs. Abstract One of the major problems facing Nigeria’s vaccine supply chain is the lack of adequate vaccine storage facilities....
Dear viewers In one of the Training of Trainers programme in 1990’s at Chennai, a resource person told that ‘ASA’ – Attention, Suspicion and Authority are the 3 important elements of any...
John Lloyd - 2016
Within the next ten years access will be extended to immunization for the families of approximately 20% of the world’s new-borns who have never seen the health service. Some will be located in...
Modibo Dicko - 2016
Dear Supply Chain Managers and Friends, A few days ago, I conducted a supervisory visit to a health post in Senegal to check the implementation of the "Informed Push Model" project (IPM), which I...
Imran Mirza - 2016
In African countries during vaccination campaigns or outreach activities in distant places, traditional cold boxes used for vaccine transport may stay cold for a maximum of about four days (if not...
Moderator - 2016
Health Affairs is a leading journal of health policy thought and research. The peer-reviewed journal was founded in 1981 and explores health policy issues of current concern in domestic and...
Jay Rajgopal - 2016
This is motivated by John Lloyd's recent post about a supply chain for outreach immunization, which I found very interesting. My question is somewhat peripherally related though. As some background,...
Chris Wright - 2016
Reposted from JSI's The Pump Jeff Sanderson,Senior Technical Advisor African immunization supply chains need to be transformed. Between 2010 and 2020, new vaccine introductions will quadruple the...
John Lloyd - 2016
Immunization outreach services depend on a protective, affordable and efficient supply chain to benefit rather than obstruct outreach operations. Four potential cold-chain solutions are on offer but...
Holly Deaton - 2016
The newly launched Global Financing Facility (GFF) for Every Woman Every Child is a bold initiative coordinating a mix of donor funds, loans, and domestic financing for the purpose of accelerating...
Abstract from an article written by our EPI Ghana team. Comments are welcome! For the full article please go to:...
Holly Deaton - 2016
In 2015, Peru’s Ministry of Health (MOH), in partnership with the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, implemented and co-funded a costing study for warehousing and transportation in La Libertad Region. The...