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…

World Malaria Day: Advancing Equity, Building Resilience, Ending Malaria

Chemonics has been working to achieve malaria control and elimination by harnessing innovative and proven approaches that help prevent, detect, and treat malaria infections, and prevent malaria-related deaths around the globe. Click below for an interactive World Malaria Day experience with some highlights of our work to “Advance Equity. Build Resilience. End Malaria.”

Climate Monitoring of Ambient Health Commodities Through the Supply Chain

Throughout the health supply chain, pharmaceutical commodities are exposed to many varying climate conditions — such as temperature, humidity, light, pressure, and shock — that could potentially affect their integrity and efficacy. The Climate Monitoring of Ambient Health Commodities through the Supply Chain study aims to provide new data and analysis for supply chain actors…

Pushing Boundaries in Market System Development

As USAID’s flagship private sector health project, Frontier Health Markets (FHM) Engage envisions a world in which engaged market actors and consumers drive the private and public sectors to deliver equitable, quality care within responsive, resilient ecosystems. In practice, this vision for a healthy market is a government-stewarded health market that optimizes the public and…

Breaking Through Barriers in Ghana to Reach the Last Mile

This post was originally published by the Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project, and is cross posted with permission.  When Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) was launched in 2012, it aimed to make high-quality, voluntary family planning (FP) services, information and supplies more available, acceptable and affordable for an additional 120 million women…

News: Fostering Resilient Supply Chains through Research Grants

Chemonics, in partnership with the Global Health Supply Chain Summit (GHSCS) Group, is proud to launch the inaugural Global Health Supply Chain Research Challenge. Through this challenge, we will provide seed research grants of up to $10,000 to the authors of the top research submission(s).   We are seeking proposals that evaluate and analyze the root cause of challenges in global health supply chains and…

Modernizing the Family Planning Supply Chain in Pakistan

Noor is a young woman studying to become a nurse in Lahore, Pakistan. She will get married in two months, but she still has a year and a half of school before graduating as a nurse and wants to wait until after that to have a family. Today, she is visiting a health facility to…

3 Questions with Markos Layton: Ensuring Oxygen Availability to Save Lives

During the COVID-19 pandemic, oxygen has been a critical global commodity used to relieve patients of acute respiratory difficulties caused by the virus. Following the recent release of the USAID Implementation Plan for the U.S. COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework, we sat down with Oxygen Deputy Team Lead Markos Layton to hear about his…

Chemonics’ Work in Malaria

We envision a world without malaria. Chemonics seeks to contribute to its control and elimination through innovative and proven approaches that prevent, detect, and treat malaria infections, and prevent malaria-related deaths in the countries where we work. We develop strategic local and international partnerships, invest in health and information systems, and establish a culture of…

Leveraging Private Sector Approaches to Enable Patient-Centric Supply Chains

Health commodity supply chains begin and end with patients. Patient-centered supply chains ensure that patients have timely access to quality, affordable medicines when and where they need them. To achieve this, patient-centered supply chains leverage information to understand patient behavior, make informed decisions about inventory needs, and ensure positive outcomes. Understanding disease trends, patient product consumption patterns, and patterns in health…

The Malaria Vaccine Is Here, Finally. What Next?

Globally, malaria is endemic in more than 100 countries, and responsible for over 200 million cases and 400,000 deaths annually. The disease disproportionately impacts children, with 67% of deaths caused by malaria occurring among children under the age of five. Simply put, a child dies from malaria every two minutes. Even though proven treatment and prevention interventions, such as case…