International Publications

Sort by: Date | Title
  • A Guide for Preparing, Mapping, and Linking Logistics Data to a Geographic Information System
    February, 2012 - This guide is an introduction on how to integrate logistics management information systems (LMIS) with geographic information systems (GIS). It covers the value of integrating these two systems, the steps in assessing if it is currently viable to link the systems, how to set the linkage, the processes for using ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Case Study: Supply Chain Risk Management, Project Monitoring at the SCMS Project
    June, 2013 - In 2012, the SCMS project turned to risk management as a way to monitor its country programs. This case study describes the process that JSI took to develop the risk management approach, including the pilot project and then developing a dashboard tool for use at both headquarters and then used ...
  • 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) ...
  • Computerizing Logistics Management Information Systems: A Program Manager’s Guide
    October, 2012 - As in-country public health logistics systems become more integrated and sophisticated, many countries are looking to automate their logistics management information systems (LMIS) in order to improve the quantity, quality, and timeliness of logistics data throughout the country. These guidelines were written for managers in the Ministry of Health, program ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Fighting Endemic Avian Influenza in Indonesia’s Poultry
    November, 2009 - This success story details the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT's efforts to stop the spread of avian influenza (AI) in Indonesia, where over the last five years, AI has spread to 31 of the country’s 33 provinces and has caused approximately 10 million known poultry deaths a year. JSI / USAID ...
  • Guide to Conducting Supply Chain Assessments Using the LSAT and LIAT
    April, 2011 - Supply chain assessments are conducted periodically to support the development of logistics systems. As assessments become a standard part of overall logistics management, the capacity of in-country stakeholders to drive the assessment process needs to increase. As a guide to conducting supply chain assessments with the Logistics System Assessment Tool ...
  • Guide to Public Health Supply Chain Costing: A Basic Methodology
    October, 2013 - On several occasions since 2004, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT has conducted supply chain costing exercises and, with the assistance of partner projects and ministries of health, has adapted a commercial best practice into a methodology for informing policy and operational decision making for public health supply chains. This guide ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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: 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 ...
  • Information Systems for Supply Chain Management: The case for connecting separate and interoperable technology applications for Logistics Management Information System and Health Information Management Systems data
    May, 2017 - Routine health information systems (RHIS) are essential for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of health service delivery, and for planning and managing resources. Two pillars of RHIS are health management information systems (HMIS) that collect and use service data from health facilities, and logistics management information systems (LMIS) that collect and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Logistics Management Units: What, Why, and How of the Central Coordination of Supply Chain Management
    April, 2010 - This document describes a logistics management unit, how it can be structured, the reasons for advocacy, and suggestions on how to begin. Also included are illustrations using country examples. JSI/ USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2010. Download (PDF, 1.98 MB) Download Spanish Version (PDF, 718 KB) Download French Version (PDF, 536 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pandemic Influenza A H1N1: Vaccination Campaigns to Protect the Most Vulnerable Populations in Togo
    December, 2010 - During two countrywide vaccination campaigns, Togo's MOH immunized 10 percent of its most at-risk populations. Togo is one of 40 countries conducting a national H1N1 immunization campaign in collaboration with WHO and the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT. JSI/ USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2010. Download (PDF, 183 KB) ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • RING - Strengthening the Enabling Environment for a Multisectoral Response to Undernutrition
    December, 2016 - The implementation approach of the Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) project works with the active participation of the Government of Ghana. The goal of this collaboration is to build resilient systems that are better prepared to identify and address nutrition and livelihoods needs. This webinar presentation outlines the foundations of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Supply Chain Costing: Visibility and Advocacy for the Public Health Supply Chain
    December, 2016 - Essential medicines and health supplies—such as vaccines, antiretrovirals, contraceptives, and micronutrients—are key to improving public health outcomes. In the Mesoamerican Region, governments spend an estimated US$600 million to procure medicines every year. However, procuring medicines does not make them available to the last mile; functioning and fully funded public health ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • The Supply Chain Manager's Handbook
    February, 2017 - Strong supply chains save lives. Strong supply chains are critical to getting health products to clients, wherever and whenever they need them. Supply chain managers have overall responsibility to ensure the continuous supply of health commodities. The Supply Chain Manager’s Handbook is the starting point for anyone interested in learning ...
  • The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT Supports Avian Influenza Containment Efforts in Bangladesh
    May, 2009 - In preparation for THE 2009 avian influenza (AI) season, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT shipped 200 pails of Virkon (a disinfectant effective against AI) to Bangladesh and supported the timely utilization of the disinfectant in 42 live bird markets in the Dhaka area. Working closely with the Department of Livestock ...
  • 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 ...
  • USAID Launches First Avian Influenza Regional Distribution Center in Thailand
    February, 2009 - Press release announcing launch of Avian Influenza Regional Distribution Center in Thailand. Funded by the Avian and Pandemic Influenza Unit at USAID, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT and its sub-partners procure, distribute, and track a variety of avian influenza commodities. JSI/ USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2009. Download (PDF, 407 KB) ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...