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 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
Global knowledge sharing: New PATH IDEAL-Vietnam project collaborates with BID Initiative By Maya Rivera, Communications Officer, PATH Posted in People , Policies & Practices , Products Photo: PATH/Cuong Nguyen Phu. A health worker uses Vietnam’s digital system for tracking immunization rates. Vaccinations have saved the lives of more children than any other medical intervention in the past 50
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 ago, but my main occupation has been the developme...
WHO is conducting a one-week Technical Briefing Seminar on Essential Medicines and Health Products Policies from November 4 – 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The seminar will include topics on global issues and emerging challenges related to access to medical products of quality, the WHO strategy for working with countries and partnership; and information resources. Participation is aimed at profe
Dating back to 25 years since the HIV epidemic took hold in many countries, research studies suggested a possible increased risk of HIV acquisition for women using progestogen-only injectables like DMPA-intramuscular (DMPA-IM), Levonorgestrel and Copper-bearing IUD. However, it was not possible to determine whether HIV infections were due to the type of contraceptive method used or other factors b
The effects of trade in falsified and substandard medicines are undeniable. Developing countries are particularly affected since they are easy targets for the illegal trade of falsified and substandard medicines due to insufficient regulations and controls as well as limited access to health care. This publication outlines some dangers and solutions. Excerpt from SWP. Dangers of Falsified and Subs
Over time, digital health investments have been made without the needed time or resources to develop a technical knowledge of information and communications technologies. The Digital Health Investment Review Tool will provide users guidance on implementing and monitoring activities to integrate best practices in digital health programs from inception to implementation. Click here for more informat
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new recommendations on ways that countries can use digital health technology accessible through mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve health and essential services. Read more about it here . Below are other publications by WHO on digital health. WHO Guideline: Recommendations on Digital Interventions for Health System Strengthening Global
Following the implementation of the third WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm, WHO has released the Medication for Safety Tool to engage and empower patients to be involved in their own care; and reduce medication-related harm. Read more about this here . WHO Releases the 5 Moments for Medication Safety Tool WHO Releases the 5 Moments for Medication Safety Tool Author: Tec
By Andrew Brown on June 14th, 2019 We are pleased to share with you the 3rd ‘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 productivit