Improving Supply Chains for Community Case Management of Pneumonia and Other Common Diseases of Childhood (SC4CCM)
Countries: Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda
Client(s): Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
SC4CCM worked with Ministries of Health (MOH) and partners to scale up and institutionalize proven interventions. Activities to operationalize MOH ownership of the innovations included tapping existing working groups to steward the scale up process, identifying and building champions for the innovations and overall improvement of community supply chains, and developing multi-year costed strategic or transition plans.
The project had five objectives:
1) Plan and undertake a baseline assessment in three countries to enable development of a Theory of Change model and country-specific implementation plans.
2) Identify, test, and implement interventions in supply chain management systems to support community case management for child health in three countries.
3) Ensure that these three countries are able to procure their key products efficiently from the local, regional, or global marketplace, at reasonable cost, and assured quality.
4) Institutionalize improved supply chain management practices and plan for their sustainability.
5) Conduct a cross-country analysis of findings and lessons learned, and disseminate findings through appropriate fora.
Watch a short video about SC4CCM's experience testing simple and affordable innovations to overcome supply chain bottlenecks at the community level.
Read about SC4CCM’s Lessons on Scale, Institutionalization and Sustainability
Read about SC4CCM’s Findings on Strengthening Community-Level Supply Chains
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