Rethinking Technical Assistance in Rapidly Changing Socioeconomic Environments

Lebanon is passing through the toughest economic and financial crisis of its history, starting in October 2019 and still ongoing. The country’s GDP has shrunk from $52 billion in 2019 to $22 billion in 2021, due to the combined impacts of regional politics, high levels of public waste and corruption, COVID-19, and the 2020 Beirut…

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…

Championing Migrants’ Integration in Colombia

More than 2 million Venezuelans have migrated to Colombia since 2016, fleeing social, economic, and political hardship in search of employment and essential services. This massive population influx, coupled with sizeable numbers of Colombian returnees displaced by 50 years of armed conflict, has acutely strained public and private services and systems, particularly in urban areas…

Advancing Bed Net Coverage for Malaria Vector Control: Lessons from DRC

In 2020, global malaria cases increased to numbers not seen since 2015, partly due to service disruptions caused by COVID-19 and stagnation of vector control interventions. Progress toward controlling and eliminating malaria has backslid. This setback leaves millions of people vulnerable to contracting the disease, particularly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has…

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.”

Creativity and Innovation Can Save the Day

With today’s incredible advancements in technology, medicine, and industry, there has never been a better time in history to be alive. Yet universal gaps in income and wellbeing persist to a staggering degree, especially compared to the relative wealth and resources generated by the world economy. According to reporting by the World Economic Forum, the richest…

Global Change Requires Local Leadership

This post originally appeared in Foreign Policy’s April Issue. Mert Tangonan was stuck. It was 2017, and Tangonan, a native of the Philippines, wanted to persuade the country’s largest banks to accept digital payments. With 99% of the transactions conducted in cash or checks across the nation’s 7,000 islands, the banks had little incentive to…

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…