Author: John Snow Inc

Quantification of Public Health Commodities Toolkit

Quantification is a key logistics function, involving forecasting and supply planning, that helps mobilize and allocate the resources necessary for the procurement of public health commodities. This toolkit aims to build and strengthen the capacity of health service providers, researchers, and program managers, among others, by providing important quantification information and... Read more

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From Training to Practice: Use Supportive Supervision to Ensure Roll Out of Standard Operating Procedures

The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT (the project) and the state health missions (SHMs) of four states in India developed standard operating procedures (SOPs) for essential medicines management. In June 2015, the project started SOP trainings for health-facility staff in two pilot districts in these states. Training alone, however, is not... Read more

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Building a Strong Supply Chain Workforce—The Role of Pre-Service Training

People who conduct supply chain management tasks often have no formal training. Many institutions utilize in-service training activities, which take personnel away from their work, are expensive to implement, and often rely heavily on external technical assistance. In response, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT has enabled countries on three continents... Read more

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Getting Products to People

August 16, 2016. Download    (PDF,  13.79 MB)  Getting Products to People explores how supply chains will need to evolve and engage the private sector to respond effectively to a changing landscape, expanding health care marketplace, and an increasing demand for health services. This document examines innovative supply chain solutions that... Read more

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Strengthening Health Systems in Tanzania eLMIS: Automated Data for Integrated Health Logistics Management

Health programs rely on supply chains for adequate quantities and quality of health products for their patients. To meet patient demand and improve health outcomes, Tanzania, in collaboration with Zambia, built an electronic logistics management information system (eLMIS) that includes most major health programs in the country. eLMIS links health... Read more

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New Selection Guide Explains How to Get Started with an Electronic Logistics Management Information System

A well-designed, well-operated supply chain that delivers health supplies to patients and clients who need them is critical to the success of any health system. With an electronic logistics management information system (eLMIS), logisticians can quickly access data they need to make informed decisions. In the new eLMIS Selection Guide,... Read more

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Estimating Contraceptive Prevalence Using Logistics Data for Short-Acting Methods: An Analysis Across 30 Countries

In a recently published article in the journal Global Health: Science and Practice, a team of John Snow, Inc. (JSI) staff explore how logistics data can be used to estimate contraceptive prevalence. Because of the need for more frequent contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) estimates than population-based surveys currently provide, JSI... Read more

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Supply Chain Models and Considerations for Community-Based Distribution Programs: A Program Manager’s Guide, August 2010

This document provides guidance in the design of systems for community-based distribution (CBD) programs for program managers and other stakeholders in designing and implementing stronger and more sustainable supply chains for their CBD programs. The guide is intended to serve as a resource of tools that can be modified and... Read more

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