Hey there, hope the day is treating you well! For those of you who don't know me, My name is Alex Lee, if you've been to any of the last two conference i'm the tech guy running around frantically to trying to figure out why the Live stream isn't working or why the sound isn't working, that's me just helping out on an ideas we had 2 years ...

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
By Ogochukwu Anyanwu on April 5th, 2019 As you already know, parts of Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe were hit by a major cyclone on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Now, more than ever, these countries can use all the support they can get. Our colleague, Peter Ahabwe Babigumira, provided some helpful links as shown below: The  Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) tracks emergencies and
By Jacqui Deelstra, Senior Communications Associate, PATH and Tara Newton, Communications Officer, PATH Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. A young patient holds a child health card. Global funders, country policymakers, and immunization program implementers know that the use of high-quality data is a cornerstone of well-functioning immunization programs. When high-quality data is available, public health d
By Iember Mker on April 2nd, 2019 As you already know, on Thursday, March 14, 2019, parts of Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe were hit by a major cyclone. Thankfully, they have continued to receive support from many organizations and individuals. Cameroon, Kenya and Liberia also experienced cholera, lassa and rift valley fever outbreaks respectively. IAPHL, with support from supply chain experts f
By Iember Mker on March 28th, 2019 We are excited to announce that IAPHL country chapters have expanded to 19 countries! Two countries recently joined. Please welcome Togo and Nepal! Our colleagues, who serve as country chapter leaders, have done tremendous work in ensuring that IAPHL chapters are launched and strengthened in their countries. They have continued to work towards upholding the IAPHL
By Iember Mker on March 26th, 2019 We are excited to announce that supply chain experts from Chemonics will be conducting a webinar on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 9am EST. The webinar title, description and profiles of the presenters are as shown below. Webinar Title: Lessons Learned from Cameroon, Kenya and Liberia in Emergency Supply Chain Preparedness Description: Public Health experts predict
By Saumu Juma, Communications Associate, BID Initiative Posted in People A mother’s perspective Dr. Dafrossa Lyimo has experienced Tanzania’s digital transformation as both a mother and a health professional. As a mother to four children, she understands the long distances children often travel for a life-saving vaccine and the disappointment of being turned away because of vaccine stock-outs, amo
By: Akachi Mbogu, Abiola Ojumu, Dr. Sebastian Ilomuanya, Temidayo Ogunrinu, Dr. Shola Dele-Olowu, and Dr. Owens Wiwa Every day at primary health centers across Nigeria, the Officer In-Charge (OIC) manages the routine immunization (RI) program, which ensures that hundreds of children under the age of one safely receive their required vaccinations at the right time. The OIC’s role is dynamic. In add
By Andrew Brown on March 19th, 2019 We are pleased to share with you the 2nd ‘IAPHL quarterly supply chain resource review’. In this issue we again 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 prod
By Iember Mker on March 15th, 2019 It is our pleasure to announce that our next moderated discussion will start on Monday, March 18, 2019. It will be moderated by experts with varying degrees of expertise across different domains of digital solutions and supply chain operations. The moderators have provided a brief description of the moderated discussion and their bios, please see below: Title: Di
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a path filled with promises of good health and equity for all, yet remains one less traveled. This article shows how reliable data, innovation and getting more value for money (smart purchasing) are critical to achieving UHC. Read more on AllAfrica . Promising Pathways to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa Promising Pathways to Universal Health Coverage (U
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a path filled with promises of good health and equity for all, yet remains one less traveled. This article shows how this could change by explaining how reliable data, innovation and getting more value for money (smart purchasing) are critical to achieving UHC. Read more on AllAfrica . Promising Pathways to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa Promising Path
Pharmaceutical supply chains struggles with the issues of counterfeiting and substandard products. New technologies and approaches help to secure products by standardizing information flow and safeguarding authenticity, thus, preventing illness and death. Read more on Inbound Logistics . Fighting Counterfeit Products Fighting Counterfeit Products Author: Technical area: Document type: Language: Or
By Drew Arenth, Chief Business Officer, macro-eyes Posted in Uncategorized Photo: macro-eyes. The macro-eyes team poses with Hassan Mtenga of the BID Initiative, and Dr. Dafrossa Lyimo, Program Manager for Immunization and Vaccine Development in Tanzania. Electronic immunization registries (EIRs) offer a comprehensive solution to closing the immunization gap. With more than 1,600 health facilities
By Henry Mwanyika, Regional Digital Health Director, PATH and Celina Kareiva, Communications Associate, BID Initiative Posted in People , Policies & Practices , Products Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. Paulo Urioh, a nurse at Mareu Health Center in Tanzania, uses a tablet to reference immunization records. The following post appeared on path.org .  Aziza Ahmed Seif, a health care provider in Tanga,
Dr. Francis Dien Mwansa: EPI manager celebrates ‘my system’ – how country partnerships have defined BID’s success By Mali Kambandu, Communications Officer, BID Initiative Posted in Packaging , People , Policies & Practices , Products This blog series launches the BID Story, and recounts our journey to design, develop, and implement data quality and use interventions in Tanzania and Zambia betw
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 bulletin reports the most up-to-date global surveillance data reported to WHO on pediatric diarrhea, meningitis, and pneumonia from the calendar year of 2017.    In this edition, we
Matt Berg: The catalytic potential of rapid, iterative software development | Better Immunization Data Initiative By Celina Kareiva, Communications Associate, BID Initiative Posted in Packaging , People , Policies & Practices , Products Photo: PATH/Chimwasu Njapawu. A health worker checks immunization data on a tablet. This blog series launches the BID Story, and recounts our journey to design
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 truly, Alex Pascutto, as I'm now acting as a Communit...
We are working with partners to transform the cold chain equipment market to increase access to affordable, optimal technology that is needed to protect about $1 billion worth of vaccines annually from damage due to exposure to freezing temperatures. Read through our case study to learn about how we are helping impact the refrigerator market for low- and middle-income countries. Original author: C
By Celina Kareiva, Communications Associate, BID Initiative Posted in Packaging , People , Policies & Practices , Products Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. Dr. Eddie Mukooyo Sefuluya (center), a BID Learning Network, participates in a study visit to Tanzania. This blog series launches the BID Story, and recounts our journey to design, develop, and implement data quality and use interventions in Tanza