JSI has completed a state-level supply chain assessment in Maharashtra state, India, with the goal of providing models that enable stakeholders in Maharashtra and other states to improve the reliability of supply of hypertension medications.
JSI conducted the detailed supply chain assessment of essential medicines in Maharashtra, focusing on four districts (Bhandara, Satara, Sindhudurg, and Wardha) where the India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI) is being implemented. IHMI is a collaborative project of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) Resolve to Save Lives (a Vital Strategies initiative), and WHO.
As part of the project, JSI also reviewed best practices in two other states, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan, to identify and document the transformative strategies implemented in those states.
JSI is now developing proposals and plans for a storage space assessment for drugs, software support for predictive analysis for supply chain, and other activities.