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Senior Specialist, Communications and Outreach Cindy Shiner

Cindy Shiner is a senior specialist in the Health and Supply Chain Division at Chemonics. She writes about global health and the health supply chain, drawing on her project communications work focusing on family planning and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, maternal and child health, malaria, and health systems strengthening. Cindy spent six years as a journalist in sub-Saharan Africa, contributing to The Washington Post, The Guardian, National Public Radio, and others.

by Cindy Shiner

Sowing Seeds of Change: Two Years into Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Tetyana Vovchenko owns a farm about half the size of New York City’s Central Park in southwestern Ukraine where she and her two children cultivate wheat, barley, sunflower, corn, and rapeseed. After two years of war, she looked out at her fields with growing uncertainty.   “Our resources are depleting, my agribusiness is becoming unprofitable,” said…

Ukraine: Collaborating to Successfully Deliver HIV Medication

Taking managed risks to achieve a desired outcome is a given for successful supply chain work, but risks elevate to a whole other level when working in a country at war. That was the case this year, when Chemonics helped deliver nearly 210,000 bottles of life-saving antiretrovirals (ARVs) into Ukraine, enough to ensure that roughly…

Driving Innovation and Managing Risk in the Global Health Supply Chain 

From earthquakes to cyclones to epidemics and a pandemic, the global health supply chain has been rattled far and wide in recent years. Managing it is a daily exercise in creativity and risk management, but balancing these two factors is tricky, and the cost of failure can mean people are unable to access the lifesaving medications…