Webinar on Vietnam’s Outsourcing Model for Cold Chain Equipment Maintenance

Vietnam’s National Expanded Programme on Immunisation (NEPI) has, since 2010, worked with the Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation to strengthen the nation-wide cold chain equipment maintenance system, using an outsourced services model. Simultaneously, a nationwide internal cold chain equipment management program was established and continues to be strengthened.

On January 8th 2015, Gavi and iaphl_webinarIAPHL hosted a webinar at which the Vietnam team shared its experience with this method of equipment maintenance management. We invite you to join the conversation and ask questions on Vietnam’s outsourcing model as well as share your own experiences related to cold chain maintenance strengthening on the IAPHL listserv. Listen to a recording of the webex

Download the presentations:

“Viet Nam National EPI (NEPI) Cold Chain Equipment (CCE) Maintenance Outsourcing Contract 2010 – 2012” by Dr. Van Cuong

“Development of a Sustainable Maintenance System for EPI – Equipment in Vietnam” by Reinhold Werlein 

The Demand-Driven Logistics Provider: Resolve reveals lessons learned and best practices

resolveThe Republic of Rwanda’s Ministry of Health (MOH) was searching for a way to better manage the end-to-end fulfillment and delivery of medical supplies throughout the country. They chose One Network and South African-based partner Resolve to deliver a solution that is the first of its kind: a nationwide chain-of-custody pharmaceutical supply service for HIV and AIDS medications and other health care products for a country-wide network. This webinar introduces Resolve and One Network and outlines their journey, lessons, and best practices. Listen to a recording of the webinar

Building Capacity within the Public Health Supply Chain Workforce

On Monday, March 24, 2014, Andrew Brown, the Executive Manager of the People that Deliver (PtD) hosted an update on PtD activities and discussed some of the collaborative efforts between PtD and Implementing Partners to build capacity within the public health supply chain workforce. People that Deliver is a global partnership whose mission is to build global and national capacity to implement evidence-based approaches to plan, finance, develop, support, and retain the national workforces needed for the effective, efficient, and sustainable management of health supply chains. PtD aims to improve the professionalization of health logistics and supply chain management cadres by mobilizing interest and activity in this area. To learn more, visit http://www.peoplethatdeliver.org/ Listen to a recording of the webex

mHealth for Logistics: Solving Data Challenges through Mobile Technology

Our webinar “mHealth for Logistics: Solving Data Challenges through Mobile Technology,” is an introduction to the ways in which mobile technology can improve your logistics programs.webinarinvitenoregister_450x328 Achieving visibility into logistics data at lower levels of the health system is always a challenge for logisticians. The purpose of this webinar is to give an overview of some of the mobile solutions available to program implementers. The audience had the opportunity to ask questions of these people who have first-hand experience implementing mobile technology in public health projects. Discussion topics include practical aspects of implementing mobile solutions, such as costs and human resources required, to help participants gauge which options can best meet their needs. Categories of tools covered include:

  • mobile forms for data collection
  • basic SMS databases for routine reporting
  • paying for a customizable generic platform
  • working with a developer to build a new system to your specifications from scratch.

Watch the 90-minute recording via WebEx. View slides only.

Additional resources:

General: mHealth Alliance | mhealth Working Group | Join the mHealth Working Group Listserv | mHealth Toolkit | Mobile Data Collection FAQs

Megan Noel’s presentation: iFormBuilder DataWinners formhub Open Data KitHow to Use, ODK Collect KoBo Toolbox, magpi: Video Tutorials, available websites – English | Español | Français | Português | Chinese, CommCare: English | Français | Español

Mike Frost’s presentation: SoukTel Frontline SMS Delighta SMS magpi: Video Tutorials, available websites – English | Español | Français | Português | Chinese CommCare: English | Français | Español SMS Sync (Android devices) – Features, Download, Configure DataDyne Support: Magpi and SMS Ushahidi

Leona Rosenblum’s presentation: Mango platform | Logistimo | Comm Track

Marasi Mwencha’s presentation: ILSGateway Infographic: ILSGateway: Opening the Door to Information (PDF, 456 KB) ILSGateway Success Story: The ILS Gateway: mobile phones improve data visibility and lead to better commodity availability in Tanzania