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19 June 2019
Dear Colleagues, Are you feeling part of the community of Immunization Supply Chain (iSC) practitioners and willing to learn, participate to and grow with this great community? If so, you're going to enjoy 2019 on TechNet-21. Here is a taste of the coming weeks... A new Community Manager ​ Starting from January, Technet-21 is supported by yours tru...

31 January 2019
New Vietnam case study highlights lessons learned around key partnerships with mobile network operators and electronic immunization registries By Maya Rivera, Communications Officer, PATH Posted in Packaging , Policies & Practices , Products Photo: PATH/Cuong Nguyen Phu. The IDEAL-Vietnam project works closely with the BID Initiative to provide global audiences with resources and guidance on e
By Saumu Juma, Communications Associate, BID Initiative Posted in News , Policies & Practices Photo: Honorable Ummy Mwalimu, the Minister of Health, celebrated Tanzania’s progress and reiterated her commitment to using data quality and use interventions to improve immunization service delivery in front of members of the media, government officials, and other stakeholders. Tanzania has made str
By Kelly Huffman, PATH Posted in People , Policies & Practices , Practices Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. Patients wait for an immunization clinic at the Usa River Health Center in Tanzania. The following post appeared on path.org .  Human-centered design is an approach to problem-solving that puts people first. Their needs, their constraints, their contexts and their perspectives. It focuses on us
By Iember Mker on September 10th, 2019 We are pleased to share with you the 4th IAPHL quarterly supply chain resource review. In this issue, we consulted a number of SCM information repositories, academic, private sector, and SCM experts to select for you the following resources that we hope will inform you, challenge you and keep you thinking how you can improve your own practice and the producti
Low and middle income country governments and global health funders spend a lot of money on health products like medicines, diagnostics, and devices to achieve universal health coverage. Governments and health procurement bodies in these countries need to buy these life-saving products efficiently and effectively in order to provide their citizens with access to quality and affordable medicines. R
The relatively new career field of computer science is naturally in a constant state of evolution, as technology and the opportunities around it grow. The students and professionals who study and work in the field know those opportunities will continue to grow, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a higher than average growth rate for their employment. Current and future professionals are lo
By Celina Kareiva, Senior Communications Associate, BID Initiative Posted in BID Learning Network (BLN) , People , Policies & Practices Photo: PATH/Catherine Muyawala. Members of the BID Learning Network (BLN) and Gavi Data Quality and Use (DQU) Collaborative met in Lusaka, Zambia last month from July 24 to 26 to share experiences from their respective countries. Members of the BID Learning Ne
Poor data or a lack of data ultimately contributes to poor planning, policies, and resource allocation in the health sector. To contribute to improved health, the Performance of Routine Information Systems Management (PRISM) tools have been revised to help countries identify gaps in their routine health information system. This new, more comprehensive PRISM Series, is useful for designing, strengt
The NCD Alliance has published its briefing paper advocating 5 priorities to ensure healthy lives for all and urging governments to promote health, social services and quality care that meets the needs of all people across their life course. The publication also advances that the prevention and control of NCDs, together with other health priorities, is adopted as an element of UHC. Read more about
By By Celina Kareiva, Senior Communications Associate, BID Initiative Posted in People , Policies & Practices , Practices Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. Health workers consult patients during an immunization session at the Usa River Health Center in Tanzania. The BID Initiative has just released an exciting new publication that will benefit other countries interested in implementing their own elect
Dear Colleagues,   We are pleased to share the latest bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO)-coordinated Global Rotavirus and Invasive Bacterial Vaccine-Preventable Disease (IB-VPD) Surveillance Networks. This edition reports global surveillance data reported to WHO on pediatric diarrhea, meningitis, and pneumonia from the calendar year of 2018. In this edition, we will also report on bac
By David Karunda, Program Officer, Data Use and Capacity Building, PATH and Celina Kareiva, Senior Communications Associate, PATH Posted in People , Policies & Practices Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. A nurse takes vaccines from Usa River Health Center to her small clinic. In Tanzania, PATH is working with the government to build a health workforce for its digital future. The following post appeare
By Jay Heavner on July 22nd, 2019 Some people listen to music on their smart phones. I listen to podcasts. Lots of them. Probably too many of them. Because there are so many on so many interesting topics… and they’re a great way to fill that time when you can’t pay attention to a screen or read something… and every year brings even more good ones… and there’s just NOT ENOUGH TIME to listen to them
IAPHL sponsored six of its members to attend the Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference which held from July 10 – 11, 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda. They posted their daily experiences at the conference to the IAPHL listserv and have written reports to highlight their participation, lessons learned and next steps. Click below to read their reports. IAPHL Scholarship Beneficiaries’ Report_Ahamed Fla
Below is a detailed explanation and resources on the Zipline drone delivery service operation sent by Isreal Bimpe who works with the Zipline Global Operations Team. I am Israel, I am on the Zipline Global Operations Team. Before answering the questions, let me share a few resources that would address most of the questions posed. Here are a couple of articles. In the Air With Zipline’s Medical Del
WHO has released a manual for developing a national malaria strategic plan towards a malaria-free future. The manual provides orientation on: guiding principles for developing an effective malaria strategic plan (MSP), strategic directions for an appropriate MSP and the processes and steps involved in developing an effective MSP. Access the manual here . Manual for Developing a National Malaria St
BMJ Global Health has released an article on generating and converting routine immunization (RI) paper maps to digital maps for micro planning using the geographical information systems (GIS) approach. It highlights challenges and lessons learnt in moving from RI paper maps to digital maps in a low-income country. Read more here . From Paper Maps to Digital Maps: Enhancing Routine Immunization Mic
WHO has launched an online resource to guide the development of new health products for which there are limited markets or incentives for research and development. The Health Product Profile Directory is a free-to-use online resource created and developed to provide a searchable database of profiles for health products needed to tackle pressing health issues in global health This tool aims to prom
WHO has launched a global campaign urging governments to adopt a tool to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance, adverse events and costs. The AWaRe tool was developed to contain rising resistance and make antibiotic use safer and more effective. It classifies antibiotics into three groups – Access, Watch and Reserve – and specifies which antibiotics to use for the most common and serious i
By Ogochukwu Anyanwu on June 28th, 2019 On May 8, 2019, the IAPHL Advisory Group (AG) held its bi-annual meeting with members attending both in-person and online. You can read the updates presented to the group and follow-on activities agreed to by AG members during this very interactive meeting here . IAPHL Advisory Group (AG) Meeting Updates_May 2019 Original link Original author: Ogochukwu Anya