Webinar: Addressing Data Governance for Locally-Led Health Supply Chains

Led by moderator Simon Cole, GHSC-PSM Distribution Center Logistics Director, the panelists explored data stakeholders in local supply chains as they discussed data ownership, data sharing, and the challenges to obtaining good data in low- and middle-income countries. The session shed light on master data and data harmonization efforts in different country contexts, including efforts…

Leveraging Data for Meaningful Progress Towards Disability Inclusion

To learn more about data collection tools for disability inclusion, check out the Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies for Disability Inclusion in International Development Guide. Contact GESITeam@chemonics.com with questions. In the last 15 years, advocacy for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in international development has been rising. As persons with disabilities compose a sizable portion of the global population, approximately 15…

Achieving Data Driven Health Supply Chains: Local Lessons and Global Solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every way in which global supply chains function. While one of the most striking examples is the desperate need for data visibility for vaccine distribution and patient vaccination status, supply chain practitioners also need visibility into distribution and consumption of health commodities procured outside of COVID-19. For these health…

Making the Last Mile Clearer than Ever

In an effort to reduce malaria and HIV morbidity, and to improve access to maternal and child health and family planning commodities, the Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project delivers key life-saving medicines to the last mile across the world. Distribution of commodities in Cameroon, Haiti, and Niger is often inhibited by…

Preparing for the New Normal: Adapting Health Supply Chains to COVID-19 and Beyond

COVID-19 has caused major disruptions to health supply chains around the world. During this webinar, a diverse panel of experts shared their insights on crucial considerations governments, aid agencies, and implementing partners must take in the following areas: 1) Adjusting countries’ procurement processes to respond to the stresses to global supply chains brought on by…

Juan F. Jaramillo

Juan F. Jaramillo is a supply chain management specialist with 17 years of experience. His areas of expertise are freight and logistics, forecasting and supply planning, data strategy, and program and change management. Mr. Jaramillo has specialized in health products for HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, and malaria across sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Mr.…

Achieving Data Visibility for Health Supply Chain Information Systems

Today’s supply chains are growing in complexity, driven by factors such as globalization and changing market trends. Global health supply chains offer unique challenges and opportunities due to the changing patterns of commodity flows and new demands for responsive and agile supply chains that don’t compromise on the quality of medicines. As a result, the…

InfoMED: Visibility ​for Pharmaceutical Logistics Data in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Presented at the Health Humanitarian Logistics 2020 Conference on September 29, 2020, this presentation explains InfoMED, a comprehensive LMIS for commodity management which captures patient data and triangulates it with data on drug availability. By ensuring interoperability with DHIS-2, InfoMED builds on previous investments and supports commodity availability, especially during emergencies like COVID-19. The implementation…

Tracking Health Commodities Down to the Last Mile: COMS and Data Warehouse Walk-Through

On October 7 and 8, Chemonics hosted a two-part series on tracking health commodities down to the last mile in Nigeria. In 2019, the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project developed and deployed a cloud-based Commodity Order Management System (COMS) that provides end-to-end visibility into several commodity lines. COMS enables…