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inSupply Wins Saving Lives at Birth Award

July 20, 2017

JSI's inSupply team received a Saving Lives at Birth award to help implement a mobile health reporting and resupply system for child health products for community health workers in Kenya. The partners behind Saving Lives at Birth seek groundbreaking innovations to better support hard-to-reach communities with prevention and treatment services and products.

This project will build on JSI’s experience in Malawi, where we worked with the Ministry of Health to implement cStock, which was at one time the only nationally scaled mobile solution for community-level logistics in the world. inSupply, under Kenya Ministry of Health leadership, will replicate the cStock experience to improve visibility into stock levels and increase access to supplies using simple SMS technology integrated with DHIS2 and other local information systems. We will train community health workers and health facility staff to use cStock and will create IMPACT teams that use the data to inform resupply decisions and solve local challenges with the supply chain.

Saving Lives at Birth is a challenge grant program funded by the United States Agency for International Development, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, the U.K. Department for International Development, and the Korea International Cooperation Agency.