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Impact of Electronic Information Systems on HIV Service Delivery in Zambia


This presentation outlines the impact of electronic information systems on HIV service delivery in Zambia. Beginning in 2014, the Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) Project, funded by the U.S. President´s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the United States Agency for International Development, worked with the Zambian government to pilot and scale up an electronic Logistics Management Information System (eLMIS). This open-source supply chain software facilitates logistics data collection in low-infrastructure environments for review, aggregation, analysis, and forecasting by incorporating medical records and laboratory data, and enabling data visibility from the point of origin to the point of delivery. The eLMIS has been deployed to five countries in addition to Zambia: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Guinea, and Côte d’Ivoire. The eLMIS has enabled Zambia to achieve measurable improvements in logistics management, including:  Broader involvement of user groups in data update and use; visibility of supply chain operations to all stakeholders; increased throughput of health commodities; improvements in health care service delivery; improved capacity to support the World Health Organization’s universal test and treat strategy; increase in use of HIV test kits by 141%; increase in key antiretrovirals being dispensed to users by 254%; and reduction in supply chain supervision costs

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