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Dr. Micheal Mulimansenga Chanda Joins JSH as Executive Director

Dr. Micheal Mulimansenga Chanda Joins JSH as Executive Director

  John Snow Health (JSH) Zambia is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Mulimansenga Chanda as Executive Director. Dr. Chanda is an expert in public health, a leader in the development of health policy and systems strengthening, and a strategic...

Advancing a More Sustainable eLMIS with Public-Private Partnerships

Advancing a More Sustainable eLMIS with Public-Private Partnerships

"I recall getting the email that I'd be starting a brand-new job in the health supply chain's technology sector. I was both nervous and eager about the new journey,' says Luckson Sichamba, project manager for the Electronic Supply Chain Management Information System...

USAID ZAM-Health Project Named 2021 Best Social Marketing Organisation

USAID ZAM-Health Project Named 2021 Best Social Marketing Organisation

  The USAID Zambia Accessible Markets for Health (ZAM-Health) Project has been named the 2021 Best Social Marketing organisation by the Zambia Institute of Marketing (ZIM). The acknowledgement was made during the ZIM Annual General Conference which took place at...

Partnering to Strengthen Supply Chain Data-based Decision Making

Partnering to Strengthen Supply Chain Data-based Decision Making

"We, the Ministry of Health, like the project, work with various partners to strengthen the health supply chain," says Mr. Keegan Mwape, Chief Provincial Pharmacist for Zambia's Northern Province. "It is important to always have supply chain information on hand. We...

Advancing the eLMIS During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Advancing the eLMIS During the COVID-19 Pandemic

“A good manager is not a person who can do the work better than his men; he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can.” – Frederick W. Smith The Electronic Supply Chain Management Information System (eSCMIS) project, funded by the United States...

Q & A: Making Data-driven Supply Chain Decisions

Q & A: Making Data-driven Supply Chain Decisions

The USAID Electronic Supply Chain Management Information System (eSCMIS) project is improving information availability for supply chain managers at all levels, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. President’s...

Expiry Tracking: An Essential Tool for Pharmacists

Expiry Tracking: An Essential Tool for Pharmacists

“You know that field in the electronic logistics management system (eLMIS) Facility Edition (FE) that asks us to enter product batch numbers and expiries when the facility receives products? It has made tracking product expiries easier,” says Chisenga Mabeti, a...

Transition for sustainability: Deploying the eLMIS in Zambia

Transition for sustainability: Deploying the eLMIS in Zambia

A challenge for all development project is sustainability when they end. Zambia has over 2,600 health facilities, and the USAID Electronic Supply Chain Management Information System (eSCMIS) Project is responsible for supervising, deploying, and improving it...