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
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