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 Saumu Juma, Communications Associate, BID Initiative Posted in People , Policies & Practices , Products , Uncategorized Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. Patients wait for immunization services at Usa River Health Center in Tanzania. Data quality and use interventions are now in place in nine regions across the country. In Tanzania, the government expanded data quality and use interventions to five
By Iember Mker on June 6th, 2019 Kudos to the many country chapter leaders who work quietly to drive these IAPHL country chapter activities. We are pleased to share some activities by some of our country chapters.         IAPHL Kenya Chapter Inaugural Meeting The Kenya chapter had its inaugural meeting on May 3. Many thanks to the chapter leader, Yukabeth Otieno, for organizing the meeting and Pam
By Celina Kareiva, Communications Associate, BID Initiative Posted in Packaging , People , Policies & Practices , Products Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. A health worker vaccinates a young patient in Tanzania. 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 between 2014 and 2018. In March 2
Transitioning Ownership of Electronic LMIS in Zambia In support of the journey to self-reliance, JSI’s AIDSFree project in Zambia is working with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to fully transition leadership and ownership of the electronic logistics management information system (eLMIS) to the MOH by 2022. Together we have developed a sustainability plan outlining key roles and responsibilities in g
Transitioning Ownership of Electronic LMIS in Zambia In support of the journey to self-reliance, JSI’s AIDSFree project in Zambia is working with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to fully transition leadership and ownership of the electronic logistics management information system (eLMIS) to the MOH by 2022. Together we have developed a sustainability plan outlining key roles and responsibilities in g
By Walter Proper on May 22nd, 2019 Large business organizations know that supply chains are critical to their success or failure. If products are unavailable, customers will go to a competitor, and profits decline. Public health supply chains don’t have a bottom line to consider, but their services are more critical than driving home a profit; people’s lives depend on them and when supply chains f
By Ogochukwu Anyanwu on May 15th, 2019 We are pleased to announce that we received responses to the 2019 IAPHL member survey from 325 members. Many thanks to everyone who participated in the survey. Please click here to view the results. 2019 IAPHL Annual Survey Results Original link Original author: Ogochukwu Anyanwu
By Iember Mker on May 10th, 2019 The IAPHL Nigeria Chapter Health Supply Chain Learning Boot Camp themed ‘Transforming Supply Chain Systems through Improved Skills’ with support from Africa Resource Centre (ARC) was successfully conducted. IAPHL Nigeria Chapter Health Supply Chain Learning Boot Camp Original link Original author: Iember Mker
By Fred Njbovu, Implementation Manager, BID Initiative Zambia Posted in Products PATH/Chimwasu Njapawu. Patients wait outside a health facility in Zambia where electronic immunization registries have been rolled out to improve data quality and use. Partnership is at the core of the BID Initiative’s success. In an effort to reach more children with life-saving vaccines, BID has partnered with UNICE
By Dominique Zwinkels on April 26th, 2019 Here is our third blog, kindly written by Dominique Zwinkels and Alexis Strader. Enjoy the read and please let us know your thoughts. Picture this: you are a health supply chain professional who’s just returned from a global supply chain conference. While there, you attended several days’ worth of workshops, presentations and site visits. You’ve got a note
By Celina Kareiva, Communications Associate, BID Initiative and Saumu Juma, Communications Associate, BID Initiative Tanzania Posted in Policies & Practices Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. A health worker consults immunization data on his tablet at Mareu Health Center. Aziz Seif Ahmed works as a reproductive and child health nurse in Mikanjuni health center, one of the busiest clinics in Tanga munic
By Tara Newton, Communications Officer, BID Initiative Posted in Packaging , People , Policies & Practices , Products Photo: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/John Healey. Dr. Tove Ryman, a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, views vaccination records during a visit to the Mahatma Gandhi Clinic in Livingstone, Zambia. This blog series launches the BID Story, an
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