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  • A License for Quality Creating the Sindh Health Care Commission
    2017 - In 2015, the government of Sindh asked the HSS Component to help establish a Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) by strengthening staff capacity and technical skills to design and implement an effective regulatory framework. The HSS Component helped the government of Sindh accomplish the following: 1) Codified SHCC Governance Structure ...
  • Addressing In-Country Supply Shortages of Malaria Commodities
    October, 2012 - Demand for artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), the standard for malaria treatment, continues to grow. Given the lifesaving nature of ACTs, uninterrupted product availability must be a priority. This technical brief offers some options for managing in-country supply shortages. JSI / USAID DELIVER PROJECT, 2012. Download (PDF, 393 KB) ...
  • Addressing  Procurement Bottlenecks: A Review of Procurement Bottlenecks in Public Sector Medicine Supply Chains and Practical Approaches Taken to Resolve Them
    August, 2013 - This report documents the successes in overcoming procurement bottlenecks, in particular, those that occur at the first mile of the procurement cycle (planning and budgeting; purchasing activity; contract management) of public sector supply chains for medicine. It presents a set of fourteen short case studies from various developing countries that ...
  • Availability of Malaria Products at the Last Mile: Analysis of Facility and Community Level Data
    September, 2014 - Malawi presents an opportunity to learn more about community-level consumption, and the relationship between consumption at the health facility level and the community level. This document aims to describe relationships between supply chain data on malaria commodities at the community and facility level, specifically looking at stockout data and consumption ...
  • Bangladesh Teams with the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT to Reduce Reporting Time
    March, 2010 - Success story detailing the Task Order 2's efforts to implement the local area network in Bangladesh to strengthen commodity storage and distribution practices. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2010. Download (PDF, 178 KB) ...
  • Bangladesh: Final Report. Task Order 2 and Task Order 6
    March, 2012 - This final report highlights the broad range of interventions and major accomplishments from the supply chain technical assistance provided to the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) by the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, under the Avian Influenza (AI) and Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT) Task Orders (2 and 6, respectively), from March 2007 ...
  • Barcodes and Document Identifiers to Track and Authenticate Official Documents in the Ethiopian Healthcare Supply Chain
    December, 2016 - In a world with increasing fraudulent activity and counterfeiting, it is extremely important to have mechanisms that will ensure the authenticity of documents, particularly for financial transactions. Global Document Type Identifier (GDTI) provides such a mechanism to track, control, and authenticate documents. This brief outlines how JSI's USAID | DELIVER ...
  • Bridging Malaria Programs and Supply Chains
    December, 2012 - This brief describes how the diverse partners involved in public health supply chains should work together more effectively to achieve improved product availability at service delivery points, where clients access products and services. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2012. Download (PDF, 670 KB) ...
  • Capacity Development in Sindh Province
    2017 - As Pakistan decentralized health, population, education, and other social sectors to the provincial level, that decentralization created some challenges, including limited understanding and capacity of provincial staff to fulfill their new duties. To address this, capacity building became an integral part of both the Sindh Health Sector Strategy 2012–2020, which ...
  • Case Study: Supply Chain Risk Management, USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 5
    June, 2013 - This case study describes how the management team of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT task order for procurement and distribution of essential public health supplies (Task Order 5) used risk management to improve performance. JSI / USAID DELIVER PROJECT, 2013. Download (PDF, 467 KB) ...
  • Contraceptive Security Brief: Emergency Contraceptive Pills: Supply Chain Considerations
    May, 2012 - This document highlights the importance of emergency contraception in reproductive health programs. It discusses how the managers of public health supply chains must take into consideration the unique characteristics of this contraception method to ensure the routine availability of emergency contraceptive pills. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2012. Download ...
  • Country Experiences with Home-Based Records: Results from Africa Respondents
    2017 - A survey of 25 multiple-choice questions was sent via email to over 150 country immunization program managers as well as WHO and UNICEF immunization focal points. This briefer outlines and analyzes the results from the 26 responses received from 18 countries in Africa. The purpose of the survey was to ...
  • Critical Success Factors for Deploying Digital LMIS
    April, 2017 - Over the last decade, the technology environment in developing countries has changed significantly. Fiber optic and cellular networks are rapidly expanding in many low-income countries, offering new opportunities to strengthen and automate information systems throughout the health system. Health system supply chains in many countries are leveraging this changed environment, ...
  • Data Triangulation: Use of Health Facility Immunization Reporting Tools
    September, 2017 - Immunization reporting tools vary between countries, but typically various paper-based tools are used at health facilities. The data collected from each tool provides important information for individual child tracking as well as for numbers vaccinated and calculating percentage coverage and drop-outs. When used together and data entries are up-to-date across ...
  • Digging into Malaria Data: Comparing HMIS and LMIS Data to Improve Program Management in Zambia
    January, 2012 - To improve malaria program management, it is important to compare data from the health management information system (HMIS) on the number of cases of malaria with data from the logistics management information system (LMIS) on the quantities of treatments dispensed. This report compares such data in Zambia. In addition to ...
  • Driving Supply Chain Evolution: Data Visibility Enables Continuous Improvement
    May, 2017 - The hallmark of a well-integrated and agile supply chain is visibility of high-quality data throughout the end-to-end system that is available to stakeholders from the top to the bottom of the supply system. These data are used for demand and procurement planning at the national level, tracking consumption trends and ...
  • Early Warning System for Contraceptives in West and Central Africa Improves Supply Availability (update)
    May, 2015 - Participation in the early warning system allows countries to communicate up-to-date data and supply needs to in-country stakeholders and donors. This updated project brief outlines how in West and Central Africa, the Early Warning System for contraceptives has improved visibility and monitoring of contraceptive stock status, and mitigated critical contraceptive ...
  • Engaging Government Agriculture Staff to Promote Nutrition at the Community Level
    March, 2017 - High-impact nutrition practices cannot be adopted and sustained by a given population simply by increasing knowledge or awareness. Many complex and contextual factors influence everyday decisions to consider, try, adopt and/or reject, and ultimately internalize and sustain a given behavior. The SPRING project in Bangladesh partners with government health and ...
  • Engaging Government Health Staff to Promote Nutrition at the Community Level - A Retrospective Analysis from Bangladesh
    September, 2016 - Evidence shows that populations do not adopt and sustain high-impact nutrition and hygiene practices solely as a result of increased knowledge and awareness (Bhutta et al. 2008 and Bhutta et al. 2013). Social science research has proven that many complex and contextual factors influence everyday decisions to consider, test, adopt, ...
  • Enhancing Contraceptive Security through Better Financial Tracking--A Resource Guide for Analysts and Advocates
    September, 2013 - This document guides readers through the steps to track contraceptive financing and finance processes. The guide provides information about financing schemes, sources, and agents and details how to collect and analyze data on how much funding was needed, committed, and spent for contraceptives. It also provides information to help users ...
  • Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) Key Practices: Action Plan Brochure
    December, 2016 - Communicating the most accurate information is key to the health and nutrition of mothers, expectant mothers, and young infants. This brochure,developed for use in Ghana, can be useful for healthcare practitioners advising mothers on the best practices for breastfeeding and managing the dietary and nutritional needs of themselves and their ...
  • Every Woman Every Child 2020 Commitments - JSI's 2016 Progress Report
    May, 2017 - In 2015, JSI made a five-year commitment to scale-up activities on immunization, maternal, newborn and child health, logistics services, nutrition, and HMIS in 10 countries worldwide, while training over 20,000 health workers by 2020. This pamphlet documents JSI's progress in 2016 toward this commitment. JSI, 2017. Download (PDF, 9.40 MB) ...
  • Factoring Seasonality into Supply Planning
    July, 2015 - The traditional approach to supply planning is to use the annual forecast consumption and divide by 12 to get an average monthly consumption (AMC). For some malaria products, however, using a standard AMC for shipment scheduling can lead to overstocks in the dry season, and stockouts in the rainy season, ...
  • From Passive To Active Agents of Change Fostering a Paradigm Shift in the District Planning Culture in Sindh Province Pakistan
    2017 - District health and population management teams (DHPMT) are key district-level decision-making bodies. The Health System Strengthening Component (HSS Component) of USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Program revitalized DHPMTs in all 23 intervention districts in Sindh Province. The revitalization has facilitated district-level coordination and decision-making and strengthening fiscal and operational planning ...
  • Gavi-NVI JSI Technical Assistance Final Report - Niger
    May, 2016 - In 2013 Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, engaged JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. to provide technical assistance to the Government of Niger for its national rotavirus vaccine introduction and to also a pilot introduction of the HPV vaccine in two districts. JSI also provided support to the introduction of the ...
  • Generating Data to Strengthen the Health System - Sindh Health Facility Assessment
    2017 - Health facility assessments are increasingly used to measure functionality and readiness. In Sindh, the health system faces multiple challenges, including aging infrastructure, deficient human resources, and insufficient quantities of essential medicines, supplies, and equipment. While the Government of Sindh is committed to implementing a reforms agenda through the Sindh Health ...
  • Health Logistics in Tanzania: A Decade of Supply Chain Accomplishments
    2015 - This report describes key investments in Tanzania to improve access to medicines and medical supplies for the population of Tanzania by strengthening the public health supply chain from 2005-2016, in collaboration with USAID-funded logistics projects managed by John Snow, Inc. and the Partnership for Supply Chain Management. JSI / USAID ...
  • Healthy Women of Ukraine Program Final Report
    September, 2016 - This is the final report of the USAID-funded Healthy Women of Ukraine Program (HWUP), a family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) program implemented from 2011 to 2016 by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., in partnership with the Women’s Health and Family Planning Charitable Foundation (WH&FPF). This report focuses on ...
  • Heartfile Health Financing Providing Access to Life-saving Health Care for Pakistan
    2017 - Globally, more than 100 million people become impoverished and a further 150 million face severe financial hardship as a result of health care payments.This is a critical barrier to achieving universal health coverage (UHC), a central pillar of Goal 3 of the Sustainable Agenda 2030. Heartfile Health Financing (HHF) is ...
  • Home-Based Record Redesigns That Worked Lessons from Madagascar & Ethiopia
    November, 2016 - This document summarizes two successful home-based records (HBR) redesign efforts in Madagascar and Ethiopia, including the background and rationale for considering a redesign, the stakeholders involved, and the steps completed in the process to redesign and roll-out a revised HBR. Challenges and lessons learned from both countries are also included. ...
  • Home-Based Record Redesigns That Worked: Lessons from Madagascar & Ethiopia
    April, 2017 - Home-based records (HBRs) are an important tool for achieving, monitoring, and sustaining vaccination coverage but have often been underutilized in national immunization programs. Over the years, many countries have used a traditional format that may not be easy for health workers to complete accurately and legibly or for caregivers/parents to ...
  • How Do Community Health Workers Contribute to Better Nutrition? Afghanistan
    2016 - Information on the services that community health workers (CHW) provide is necessary to advocate for change in training, management, and supervision systems related to the delivery of nutrition services by CHWs, but the diversity and magnitude of community health programs in a country can make it hard to find. In ...
  • How Do Community Health Workers Contribute to Better Nutrition? Haiti
    2016 - Information on the services that community health workers (CHW) provide is necessary to advocate for change in training, management, and supervision systems related to the delivery of nutrition services by CHWs, but the diversity and magnitude of community health programs in a country can make it hard to find. In ...
  • How Do Community Health Workers Contribute to Better Nutrition? India
    2016 - Information on the services that community health workers (CHW) provide is necessary to advocate for change in training, management, and supervision systems related to the delivery of nutrition services by CHWs, but the diversity and magnitude of community health programs in a country can make it hard to find. In ...
  • Improving Availability and Use of Immunization HBRs
    June, 2017 - These slides were developed and presented at a joint meeting of the Family Planning & Immunization Integration Working Group to show the importance of improving availability and use of immunization home-based records and linkages with integrated home-based records. Country-specific experiences including lessons from the field, survey results and challenges to ...
  • Improving the Availability and Use of Home-Based Records: Challenges and Lessons Learned
    September, 2017 - These slides were presented at the annual WHO-sponsored EPI (immunization program) Managers' Meeting in Accra, Ghana on improving the availability and use of home-based records. The presentation highlights challenges and lessons learned from country experiences in the field, including suggestions for improvement. Specific home-based record revision experiences include: Nigeria, Liberia, ...
  • Indonesia: Building Laboratory Personnel Capacity Through Training in Supply Chain, Cold Chain, and Waste Management
    March, 2013 - This success story highlights an assessment conducted in Central Java, Indonesia, of its logistics, cold chain, and waste management systems with technical assistance from JSI's USAID | DELIVER PROJECT. The purpose of the assessment was to identify challenges and opportunities at the Institute of Vector and Reservoir Control Research and ...
  • Indonesia: Cold Chain and Vaccine Management Assessment for the Animal Vaccination Program in Bali Province
    February, 2011 - The assessment’s overall goal was to improve the quality of the animal vaccination program in Bali province by improving the animal health cold chain and vaccine management. The objectives of the assessment were to review the animal health cold chain, vaccine management, and waste management practices at all levels of ...
  • Indonesia: Improved Cold Chain for Avian Influenza Poultry Vaccine Eliminates Vaccine Loss
    December, 2011 - A success story about the Intensification of Avian Influenza Poultry Vaccination program. In districts in Indonesia where it was implemented, this program resulted in a virtual elimination of vaccine discards due to temperature disruptions. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2011. Download (PDF, 381 KB) ...
  • Indonesia: Improving Availability and Quality of Laboratory Supplies through Standardized Logistics Management Procedures and a Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) for the National Influenza Surveillance Program in Indonesia
    March, 2013 - In March 2010, JSI's USAID | DELIVER PROJECT began providing technical assistance to the CDC-supported National Influenza Surveillance Program in Indonesia. An in-depth assessment of the program’s logistics practices and procedures revealed a series of uncoordinated and ad hoc operations at the National Institute of Health Research and Development (NIHRD), ...
  • Indonesia: Lessons Learned in Cold Chain and Vaccine Management
    November, 2010 - This report documents the background, methodology, challenges, and lessons learned from the Intensification of Avian Influenza Poultry Vaccination- a program that focused on improving cold chain and vaccine management in Indonesia. It is expected that this information will assist the Ministry of Agriculture as it plans and implements increasingly robust ...
  • JSI Gavi New Vaccine Introduction Technical Assistance Final Report - Madagascar
    May, 2016 - JSI’s Gavi-New Vaccine Introduction (NVI) Project provided in-depth support to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) for new vaccine introductions. JSI supported the national roll-out of the rotavirus vaccine, the pilot introduction of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine in two districts, as well as the MoPH’s application to Gavi ...
  • JSI Gavi New Vaccine Introduction Technical Assistance Final Report - South Sudan
    May, 2016 - JSI’s Gavi-New Vaccine Introduction (NVI) Project provided in-depth support to the Ministry of Health (MoH) for new vaccine introductions. From September 2013 through February 2015, JSI provided technical assistance to the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) of the South Sudan MOH to support the preparatory activities for the vaccine, its ...
  • Kenya: 2020 Supply Chain Modeling: Forecasting Demand from 2020-2024
    December, 2010 - In 2010, LLamasoft, with technical assistance from JSI's USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 1, developed a modeling framework to forecast public health supply chain needs and enable policymakers to strengthen the logistics situation. Here, the model was applied to understand and analyze the current and future state (2020–2024) supply ...
  • Lessons Learned: HPV Introduction in Niger
    March, 2016 - With assistance from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) the Government of Niger conducted a pilot introduction of the HPV vaccine, beginning in 2013. The objective of the was to demonstrate in at least two districts (one rural and one urban) the capacity to vaccinate at least 50% of young girls ...
  • Lessons Learned: HPV Vaccine Introduction in Madagascar
    March, 2016 - In 2013 Madagascar began its pilot introduction of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine, using an introduction grant and vaccines supplied by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi). The pilot was carried out in two districts—Toamasina I (urban) and Soaviandriana (rural)—over a two-year period. Throughout the first phase of the introduction, ...
  • Lessons Learned: Pentavalent Vaccine Introduction South Sudan
    March, 2016 - As part of the Government of South Sudan’s efforts toward Millennium Development Goal 4 and per the country’s immunization multi-year plan (cMYP) for 2012-2016, the pentavalent vaccine (DPT-HepB-Hib) was introduced into the routine immunization system in July 2014, replacing the trivalent DPT vaccine. Historically, DPT-3 vaccination has been used as ...
  • Lessons Learned: Rotavirus & PCV Vaccine Introduction in Niger
    March, 2016 - The Republic of Niger’s comprehensive multi-year plan 2011-2015 proposed adding three new vaccines into its routine immunization system—the nationwide introductions of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and rotavirus vaccine, and a demonstration project of human papilloma virus vaccine (HPV) in two districts (urban and rural). Following the submission of its country ...
  • Lessons Learned: Rotavirus Vaccine Introduction in Madagascar
    March, 2016 - Diarrheal diseases are the third leading cause of death for children under 5 years of age in Madagascar. To address this public health threat, the country applied to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and received approval to introduce rotavirus vaccine, which was launched in May 2014. This vaccine, in addition to ...
  • Life After Ebola: Mothers Return to Health Facilities in Sierra Leone
    2017 - The USAID-funded Advancing Partners & Communities project supported the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s Post-Ebola Recovery Plan through capacity building for health care workers and renovation of water sanitation and hygiene and infection prevention and control structures. This photo essay shows the George Brook Community Health Center in ...
  • Mauritania: Collaborates with UNFPA to Leverage Resources
    June, 2016 - With the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) being a primary supporter of family planning activities in Mauritania, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT developed strong coordination mechanisms with them, including a joint work plan for fiscal year 2014. This success story outlines the results of their coordinated efforts. JSI/USAID DELIVER PROJECT, ...
  • Measuring Contraceptive Security Indicators in 2011
    June, 2012 - In 2011, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT conducted its third annual round of data collection on contraceptive security indicators. The project gathered data from 40 countries, primarily USAID first tier priority countries for family planning or USAID | DELIVER PROJECT countries. This paper updates the data from the previous years’ ...
  • Nigeria: Vendor-Managed Inventory Pilot System Design. Bauchi State and Ebonyi State
    May, 2012 - JSI's USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, with support from the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and the state Ministry of Health (MOH), piloted an innovative distribution system, based on vendor-managed inventory (VMI) design principles. The objective of the pilot was to improve the availability of commodities at service delivery points ...
  • Policy Brief: Measuring Supply Chain Costs: Collecting Essential Information for Public Health Decisionmaking
    May, 2012 - This article talks about how the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT has developed a standard approach to measuring and analyzing supply chain costs, since the cost of health care supply chains is an essential consideration for health planning. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2012. ...
  • Post-Ebola Recovery: Strengthening Primary and Community Health Services
    June, 2017 - Between May 2014 and January 2016, Sierra Leone was impacted by the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history. The outbreak exposed critical gaps within the country’s health system, revealing the need to strengthen health services to prevent future outbreaks. To begin the country’s recovery, Sierra Leone launched the Health Sector ...
  • Procurement Performance Indicators Guide: Using Procurement Performance Indicators to Strengthen the Procurement Process for Public Health Commodities
    January, 2013 - This guide provides procurement managers with performance indicators and information on how to implement and use them to monitor and improve procurement system performance. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2013. Download (PDF, 640 KB) ...
  • Quantification des produits de santé: Un guide pour estimer et planifier l'approvisionnement des achats (Quantification of Health Commodities: A Guide to Forecasting and Supply Planning for Procurement - 2014 update)
    2014 - Ce guide pour la quantification des produits de santé aidera les conseillers techniques, les responsables de programme, les directeurs d'entrepôt, les agents d'approvisionnement et les fournisseurs de services dans (1) l'estimation des besoins et des coûts totaux des produits pour une mise en oeuvre rèussie des stratègies et des objectifs ...
  • Quantification of Health Commodities (2017)
    February, 2017 - This updated guide to quantification of health commodities will assist technical advisors, program managers, warehouse managers, procurement officers, and service providers in estimating the total commodity needs and costs to support successful implementation of national health program strategies and goals, identifying the funding needs and gaps for procuring the required ...
  • Quantification of Health Commodities: DMPA-SC Companion Guide
    May, 2017 - This quantification guide specific to subcutaneous DMPA (DMPA-SC), a new injectable contraceptive, aims to help family planning program managers, supply chain/logistics managers, and procurement officers confront the significant challenges in estimating and planning for commodity needs as programs introduce and integrate provision of DMPA-SC. Available in English and French. Please ...
  • Rebuilding Trust in Health Services: Engaging Communities through Facility Management Committees
    2017 - This technical brief describes the Advancing Partners & Communities project’s community engagement strategy to help Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation strengthen health systems and structures. The strategy focuses on building the capacity of facility management committees. JSI, 2017 Download (PDF, 2.86 MB) ...
  • Rehabilitating Peripheral Health Units to Save Lives
    2017 - Clean water and sanitation, the sixth sustainable development goal indicator, is poor in Sierra Leone. The Advancing Partners & Communities project supported the completion and printing of the 2017 Ministry of Health and Sanitation Standards & Guidelines for WASH Services in Health Facilities in Sierra Leone which set the standard ...
  • Scaling Up Chlorhexidine in Pakistan: A game changer for saving newborn lives
    2017 - Although CHX had been added to the essential drug list, the lack of coordination between implementing partners and non-existent standard guidelines and protocols has resulted in fragmented CHX delivery in Pakistan. This fragmentation prohibited possibilities for scale-up, as implementing partners were using different drug protocols and often working in silos. ...
  • Selecting and Implementing Vendor Managed Inventory Systems for Public Health Supply Chains: A Guide for Public Sector Managers
    July, 2012 - The authors here present a public sector–specific definition of Vendor Managed Inventory, a system that has gained prominence in the private sector as a task shifting approach to strengthening supply chain performance, and present a number of models of this system that are applicable to the unique context of the ...
  • Stakeholder Review and Update of Materials to Support PMTCT Services in Angola - AIDSFree Report
    March, 2017 - Since 2013, HIV interventions in Angola to address MTCT and HIV in children have centered on expanding integrated services for antenatal care (ANC) and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), and on improving the quality of HIV health services. The Government of Angola has sought to align with international norms for ...
  • Stock Management for Home-Based Records: Ensuring timely availability for every person/child
    October, 2017 - Immunization cards (HBR) are an important reporting tool worldwide for recording and tracking individuals' vaccination status. Countries face challenges with ensuring that children/parents receive and retain their vaccination cards- due to lack of card stock management and often lack of guidance on assuring their availability in use. This document outlines ...
  • Strengthening Accountability of In-Country Malaria Supply Chains
    October, 2012 - Malaria control commodities—artemisinin-based combination therapies, in particular—are highly susceptible to leakage. Leakage of life-saving commodities poses a significant risk to effectively implementing malaria control programs. Preemptively detecting weaknesses in the systems and identifying indications of potential leakage can help to both minimize and deter leakage. This publication highlights minimizing the ...
  • Strengthening HIV/AIDS Commodity Forecasting Factors and Considerations for Increasing Accuracy
    January, 2011 - This paper discusses the analysis for error rates in forecast consumption and actual consumption data on HIV and AIDS commodities from five separate countries. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2011. Download (PDF, 2.17 MB) ...
  • Strengthening the Health Workforce in Sierra Leone
    2017 - This technical brief describes the Advancing Partners & Communities project’s concept, context, and process for health capacity building, in support of the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s vision for strengthening the health workforce. JSI, 2017 Download (PDF, 19.40 MB) ...
  • Strong Management Stronger Health System Strenghtening the Management and Coordination Continuum
    2017 - In 2010 Pakistan decentralized the health system, passing many management functions to the provincial level. Decentralization is widely accepted as a step toward a more efficient and responsive health system. In Pakistan however, supervision, coordination, and communication mechanisms at both the provincial and district levels must be established to ensure ...
  • Strong Supply Chains Save Lives
    May, 2017 - At JSI, we believe that strong supply chains save lives. Countries that have robust supply chains can save more lives and recover more rapidly when disaster strikes. Disaster-prepared countries are also more insulated from future emergency shocks. JSI's supply chain experts respond immediately and effectively whenever and wherever the nest ...
  • Strong Systems Save Lives: Health Systems Strengthening in Pictures
    2017 - The Health Systems Strengthening Component of USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Program worked to strengthen the Government of Pakistan’s health system, with a particular focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in Sindh province. This photo book highlights the work and results of the project, including data management, ...
  • Supply Chain Costing Tool
    September, 2013 - The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT has designed the Supply Chain Costing tool to support the implementation of public health supply chain costing exercises. Based in Excel, the software tool greatly facilitates data collection, analysis, and report generation of a supply chain costing exercise. Please also see the Supply Chain Costing ...
  • Supporting Sierra Leone’s Community Health Worker Policy 2016–2020
    2017 - This technical brief describes the Advancing Partners & Communities project concept, context, and process for improving community health systems in Sierra Leone through the adoption and roll-out of the National Community Health Worker Policy 2016–2020. JSI, 2017. ...
  • Task Order 2, Avian Influenza Project Completion Report
    March, 2011 - This document talks about how the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT Task Order 2 meets the specific challenges of stockpile management and international distribution of the stockpile commodities of avian influenza. This task order supports the management of the USAID Avian Influenza International Stockpile and distributes avian influenza commodities to recipient ...
  • Task Order 4, Technical Assistance for Supply Chain Strengthening and Commodity Security in Public Health: Annual Report, October 2011-September 2012
    March, 2013 - The DELIVER PROJECT's Task Order 4 works to increase product availability and strengthen commodity security in USAID-supported public health supply chains. The project works to improve the lives of men, women, and families by strengthening the supply chains that deliver health commodities, developing sustainable national capacity and ownership for operating ...
  • Task Order 6, Emerging Pandemic Threats Annual Report: February 2012–February 2013
    June, 2013 - This report documents the activities of Task Order 6, Emerging Pandemic Threats, from February 2012-February 2013. It provides a flexible, secure, and efficient supply chain for health commodities and other supplies required to respond to outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases. From the point of procurement to the point of delivery, ...
  • The Risk Assessment and Control Decision Support Tool (TRAC_DST)
    2013 - TRAC_DST is a macro-driven, Excel-based database, visualization, and decision analysis tool developed to aid risk evaluation generation of risk treatment options, and risk performance monitoring in global and public health supply chains. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2013. Download (XLS, 8.08 MB) ...
  • Timor Leste Health Improvement Project Final Report
    December, 2015 - This final report presents the activities and accomplishments of the Timor Leste Health Improvement Project. The vision of the project was to help develop a comprehensive, well-managed health service delivery system that improves the health of families, women, men, and children to be shared by all. The report resents results ...
  • Traceability in Ethiopia's Health Sector: Piloting GSI Barcodes with Global Trade Item Number Serialization to Track Health Commodities from Supplier to Health Facility
    December, 2016 - This brief describes how Ethiopia’s Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency (PFSA), with support from JSI's USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, has successfully piloted the GS11 barcode technology to enhance their health commodity supply chain. PFSA, a division of the Federal Ministry of Health, currently distributes more than U.S. $850 million dollars’ ...
  • USAID Deliver Project | Malaria Task Order 7 Completion Report February 2017
    February, 2017 - This report describes the activities and achievements of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 7, which ran from March 2011 to February 2017. The project worked to improve the lives of men, women, and families by strengthening the supply chains that deliver health commodities, developing sustainable national capacity and ...
  • USAID Deliver Project | Malaria Task Order 7 October 2015 to September 2016
    November, 2016 - This report describes the activities and achievements of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 7, from October 1, 2015, to September 30, 2016. The project works to improve the lives of men, women, and families by strengthening the supply chains that deliver health commodities, developing sustainable national capacity and ...
  • USAID Deliver Project | Task Order 4 Completion Report February 2017
    February, 2017 - This report describes the activities and achievements of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 4, from October 1, 2010–February 28, 2017. The project worked to improve the lives of men, women, and families by strengthening the supply chains that deliver health commodities, developing sustainable national capacity and ownership for ...
  • USAID Deliver Project | Task Order 5 Completion Report February 2017
    February, 2017 - This report describes the activities and achievements of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 5, which ran from September 2010 to February 2017. The objective of the task order was to improve the provision of condoms, contraceptives, and other essential public health supplies to USAID-supported programs by achieving a ...
  • Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risks: Activity Session Notes
    2017 - These notes should be used together with the PowerPoint presentation titled Workshop: Developing a Risk Management Plan that is part of the Risk Management Toolkit at www.deliver.jsi.com. These notes and the PPT slides will help facilitators lead the development of a risk management plan for a public health supply chain. ...
  • Using Reality Check and PipeLine for Contraceptive Forecasting and Supply Planning Technical Brief
    August, 2016 - This technical brief provides an overview and comparison of two important tools that can be used together to support a national contraceptive quantification exercise—Reality Check and PipeLine. It also provides information on how Reality Check can be used outside the quantification process to help programs set realistic family planning program ...
  • Vaccines For All Improving Routine Immunization in Sindh Province Using A Health Systems-based
    2017 - Recognizing the challenges to improving the performance of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) in the province, the Government of Sindh’s Department of Health (DOH) requested technical support from the Health Systems Strengthening Component of USAID’s Maternal and Child Health program team to conduct an EPI pilot in the four ...
  • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: A Guide to Safer Health Care Waste Management Practices - Program Management Guide
    2016 - This guide aims to inform USAID implementing partners on proper procedures to ensure that waste is handled and managed in such a way to minimize adverse effects on human health or the environment. The specific objectives of this plan are to: • Protect human health by reducing exposure of employees, ...
  • Web-based Dashboard, Sindh: A Key Intervention to Strengthen Health Systems
    2017 - The Sindh Department of Health requested the Health Systems Strengthening Component of USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Program to provide technical assistance to develop an integrated, online, interactive MIS dashboard. This dashboard was envisaged to link data from all vertical service delivery programs, including national, provincial, and district levels health ...
  • Workshop: Developing a Risk Management Plan
    2012 - These PowerPoint slides will help facilitators teach: 1) the basic concepts of supply chain risk management 2) how to evaluate and prioritize risks 3) how to develop potential strategies to handle each risk. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2013. Download (PPTX, 164 KB) ...
  • Zambia: Disparities between Reported Confirmed Malaria Cases and ACT Uptake in Selected Districts
    March, 2015 - The Zambian Ministry of Health and Ministry of Community Development Mother and Child Health, through the National Malaria Control Program, are working to ensure high-quality, safe, and efficacious malaria control prevention and treatment services in Zambia. The malaria disease burden and the resulting mortality can be reduced by ensuring an ...
  • Zambia: Provincial offices strengthen supply chain activities
    October, 2015 - This success story focuses on establishing provincial offices for the purpose of bringing technical assistance closer to service delivery points in Zambia, both at district as well as facility levels. By increasing country-wide information and overcoming challenges, JSI's USAID | DELIVER and SCMS projects became more successful in working with ...