Document type: Tools and guides

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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World AIDS Day–Family Planning and HIV Integrated Supply Chains

For more than 15 years, the USAID |  DELIVER PROJECT (the project) and its predecessor projects have worked with country governments, nongovernmental organizations, and the commercial sector to ensure the availability of HIV and AIDS commodities, and other essential medicines, at service delivery points in developing countries. To commemorate World... 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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Diagnose your Public Health Supply Chain with Compass

You can use Supply Chain Compass, a web-based tool, to quickly diagnose the maturity of your public health supply chain—across seven areas critical to building an integrated supply chain. This unique tool instantly generates a comprehensive report with suggested interventions and associated resources to guide further planning and assessment. Find... Read more

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