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Advancing Women’s Health Through Data and Partnerships

Alexandra Mierzwa | Alimatou Bio Toure Zohoun | Chloe Peebles
July 18, 2022
4 Minute Read
The Global Family Planning Visibility and Analytics Network (VAN) platform enables access to shared data and increases communication between relevant stakeholders to strengthen health supply chains and empower communities in their reproductive and family planning choices.
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Leveraging Data for Meaningful Progress Towards Disability Inclusion

Kaelan Sullivan Fleury | Rachel Chaikof | Valerie Karr
February 10, 2022
5 Minute Read
With a growing emphasis on disability inclusion in international development, how can practitioners ensure a disability-inclusive approach to monitoring and evaluating their work?
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Achieving Data Driven Health Supply Chains: Local Lessons and Global Solutions

Caroline Lane
August 26, 2021
5 Minute Read
Global health supply chain practitioners across all industries agree: data visibility for decision-making is a critical component to a healthy supply chain.
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Making the Last Mile Clearer than Ever

Julie A. Franck | Andrew Gaydos | Zorica Radanovic | John Stanton
June 23, 2021
6 Minute Read
To increase the end-to-end visibility of commodity location throughout distribution, the Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement Supply Management project in Cameroon, Haiti, and Niger began tracking last-mile distribution in January 2021 using global positioning system technology installed in third-party logistics vehicles.
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Achieving Data Visibility for Health Supply Chain Information Systems

Swaroop Jayaprakash | Jean Miller
November 9, 2020
4 Minute Read
As global health supply chains expand and become more complex, the information systems that are used to manage them need to mature along with them. USAID’s Supply Chain Information System Maturity Model helps countries evaluate their supply chain systems’ capabilities holistically, enabling informed decision-making and timely delivery of health commodities.
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News: Partnering to Improve Lives in Frontier Economies

June 14, 2019
2 Minute Read
On Thursday, June 20, Chemonics will host Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School, Frontier Economies Logistics Lab (FELL) summer meeting in Washington, D.C.
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3 Ways to Better Protect Medicine Quality and Safety in Supply Chains

Dr. Dah El Hadj Sidi
June 6, 2019
5 Minute Read
Wouldn’t you want to know if the milk you were buying was spoiled or your vegetables were rotten on the inside? In global health supply chains, it’s not just about what you deliver or when you deliver it, but it’s also critical to consider “how” we deliver these vital commodities. Ensuring the medicines and other health commodities we provide are safe for use is just as important as availability and delivering on time.
Celebrating data

To Build a Culture of Data Visualization – Celebrate!

Chris Gegenheimer
January 8, 2019
3 Minute Read
Data visualization isn’t only for ‘vizards’ or data pros. Chris Gegenheimer shares how we can all celebrate data; we simply need to build a culture around it.
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Driving Interoperability Through a Common Language

Samuel Oh
January 3, 2019
3 Minute Read
From barcodes on apples to serial numbers on laptops, standard identifiers help ensure product quality and traceability through the supply chain. The same goes for health commodities — lives depend on it.