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Webinar on Lessons Learned from Cameroon, Kenya and Liberia in Emergency Supply Chain Preparedness | Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 9am EST

We are excited to announce that supply chain experts from Chemonics will be conducting a webinar on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 9am EST. The webinar title, description and profiles of the presenters are as shown below.

Webinar Title: Lessons Learned from Cameroon, Kenya and Liberia in Emergency Supply Chain Preparedness

Description: Public Health experts predict that the containment of pandemic and epidemic outbreaks is likely to become more complex and challenging, posing major obstacles to improving global health. The launch of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) in 2014, a partnership of nearly 50 nations, international organizations, and non-governmental stakeholders, comes as a response to this need and to contribute to the mitigation of the effects of pathogenic infectious diseases and other biological threats.
In this webinar, the Chemonics Supply Chain Solutions Practice will present the Emergency Supply Chain (ESC) Framework and its Playbook, which was developed by the USAID Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) – Technical Assistance (TA) Francophone Task Order (TO). The framework serves as a practical guide for emergency supply chain specialists of partner GHSA nations for the adoption and integration of national emergency preparedness and response strategies. The set of tools, guides, standard operating procedures, and protocols help countries prepare and respond to epidemic and pandemic health emergencies. Chemonics representatives from the GHSC–TA Task Order, the Liberia Last Mile Project and the USAID Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Kenya will share their lessons learned from the customization and implementation of the Playbook in Cameroon, Kenya and Liberia.

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 9 am EST
Venue: Webex
Meeting number: 620 108 664
Meeting password: TTcbv7x@Meeting link: https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=m1e53c3f930d9acd7b2bb9354b105feedHost key: 981556



Netsy Woldesemait – Project Manager, USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management Project

Netsy Woldesemait has nine years of experience in international development programs under USAID and DoS for global health, supply chain management, and human rights projects. She holds a Master of Science in Global Health, with a focus in public policy from George Mason University. She has been working for Chemonics International for three and a half years, serving two years as a project manager for agriculture and nutrition-related projects in Afghanistan, as well as the global health supply chain projects (GHSC-PSM) in Cameroon and Burkina Faso. Between 2017 and 2018, she completed a one-year technical assignment as a global health security officer under Chemonics’ GHSC-TA Francophone Task Order project. Ms. Woldesemait led the implementation of the Emergency Supply Chain Framework in Cameroon, a USAID-funded and Global Health Security Agenda activity. She is currently a project manager for GHSC-PSM in Burundi. Her continued interests are global health security and countries at risk of having an epidemic, infectious disease trends, supply chain management for health, adaptive project management, and inspirational leadership. Ms. Woldesemait has traveled to several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa including Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, overseeing project implementation and supporting technical activities.

Dr. James Riungu, Supply Chain Director Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project, Kenya Supply Chain Systems Strengthening Activity

James Riungu serves as the Supply Chain Director of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project’s Kenya Supply Chain Systems Strengthening Activity. He is a Healthcare Supply Chain Specialist and Registered Pharmacist with over 20 years’ experience in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Management and coordination of healthcare supply chain operations in sub-Saharan Africa. Mr. Riungu has a broad range of experiences in the health sector that includes supporting research in global health supply chain management. Throughout his career, he has provided technical leadership and direction for the development and implementation of innovative strategies to improve health commodity security to the Kenyan Ministry of Health and other stakeholders in Kenya. His supply chain systems strengthening expertise ranges from inventory management, warehouse management, distribution and transport, to LMIS and logistics systems performance monitoring.
Mr. Riungu holds a Master’s in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, a Master’s in Business Administration, and a Bachelor’s in Pharmacy.

Abyu Faris Aberra, Technical Coordinator – Project Last Mile Liberia Emergency Supply Chain Preparedness Project

Abyu Faris Aberra is the Technical Coordinator for the Project Last Mile Emergency Supply Chain Preparedness Project in Liberia. He leads the overall coordination and customization of the Emergency Supply Chain Preparedness Playbook in the county’s health supply chain systems. He is a Pharmacist by profession with more than 15 years of health commodities supply chain management experience in public health institutions and international NGOs across Ethiopia, Malawi, South Sudan, Sierra Leon and Liberia. Previously, Mr. Aberra also oversaw the planning, coordination and assessment the full cycle of product selection, quantification, procurement, quality assurance, distribution, and management of health commodities procured by the Global Fund for Ethiopia and Sierra Leone. Abyu has extensive experience working in complex emergencies and in conflict and post conflict areas and ensuring the implementation of standard operating procedures by developing training materials, conducting human resource assessments as well as providing supportive supervision to build organizational capacity building. Mr. Aberra holds a Master’s in Public Health and a Bachelor’s in Pharmacy.


Mariam Reda – Director, USAID Human Resources for Health 2030 and OneHealth Projects

Mariam Reda is a medical doctor and public health professional with over eight years of experience in clinical medicine, public health, and consulting. Dr. Reda joined Chemonics International in 2017 and is currently serving as the HRH2030 (Human Resources for Health) Senegal, Mali and One Health Director within the Global Health Division. Previously Dr. Reda served as the Global Health Security Agenda Specialist government contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, DC supporting the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, part of the Department of Defense. Moreover, she practiced clinical medicine in the Middle East and Europe then transitioned into the field of public health with focus on infectious diseases in several African countries. Her work included technical and management support of HIV and tuberculosis projects through establishment of tuberculosis clinics; health systems strengthening; and revision of academic curricula for nurses and midwives’ trainings. Dr. Reda received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the American University of Beirut and her Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University of New York.

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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

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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

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  • 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

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