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White Paper: What should you deliver by unmanned aerial systems?

As more low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) explore opportunities to improve efficiency and performance in their public health supply chains and diagnostics networks, they face myriad choices about how best to use unmanned aerial systems (UASs) to improve public health outcomes and reach the last mile. JSI Research & Training... Read more

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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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Launching the Information Revolution in the Ethiopian Public-Sector Health Care Supply Chain

The Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency in Ethiopia uses Health Commodity Management Information system (HCMIS), a warehouse and logistics information management system, to inform supply decisions. This project brief highlights the impact the HCMIS has had on the public-sector supply chain in Ethiopia.... Read more

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Lead Lab in India: Innovate, Do, Review

Operating a public health supply chain requires motivated leaders who are capable of fulfilling essential supply chain functions. With this in mind, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT developed the Lead Lab initiative, a process through which leaders collaborate, identify, and solve their supply chain problems. This technical brief provides an... Read more

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