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
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
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