Men load bags into a boat

Going the Extra Mile to Reach the Last Mile

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Gender Equality and Social Inclusion | Health | Health Supply Chains | HIV and AIDS | Malaria | Supply Chain Management

Two supply chain experts in Africa share strategies they've applied to build stronger, resilient, and inclusive health supply chains that expand last mile delivery to traditionally underserved populations.

Two supply chain experts, Bongisiwe Mosekoa and Fikreslassie Alemu, share strategies they’ve applied in Eswatini and Ethiopia to address social factors and systems challenges behind medical commodity uptake, implement inclusive delivery practices for last mile distribution, and ensure sustained health outcomes for everyone, including underserved populations such as people living with HIV/AIDS, youth, pastoralists and other migratory groups, and people living in geographically remote communities. Whether it’s delivering long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) or Lopinavir – Ritonavir medication, learn how teams working on the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project have gone above and beyond to apply inclusive approaches to last mile delivery.

*Banner image caption: Men load a boat with LLIN bundles in Ethiopia as part of GHSC-PSM.

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An image of Bongisiwe Mosekoa

About Bongisiwe Mosekoa

Bongisiwe Mosekoa is a pharmaceutical scientist trained in global supply chain management. She currently serves as a senior regional logistics officer for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program–Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Eswatini where she supports supply chain regional activities for the project. Regional teams conduct supportive supervision, mentorship, and training to…

A professional headshot of Fikreslassie Alemu Kibret.

About Fikreslassie Alemu Kibret

Fikreslassie Alemu is a health systems strengthening (HSS) director of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program–Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) in Ethiopia. He is a pharmacist and public health supply chain expert with more than 16 years of experience in providing technical assistance, capacity building, and system strengthening activities in health supply chain and…

About Rachel Chaikof

Rachel Chaikof is a senior practice specialist for the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Practice. She began her career in international development by serving in the Peace Corps from 2014 to 2016 in Cameroon where she focused on improving access to health education for Cameroonians with disabilities and received a recognition award from U.S. Ambassador…

About Branden Ryan

Branden Ryan has eight years of international development experience in gender equality and social inclusion, project management, training, and business development. In his role, he ensures that projects and proposals mainstream and integrate gender equality and social inclusion principles and conducts technical outreach, communications, and research activities. Prior to joining Chemonics, he worked with Crown…