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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...

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...

Adapting Supply Chain Systems to an Emergency in Zambia

Adapting Supply Chain Systems to an Emergency in Zambia

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on health care systems and provision around the world. In Zambia, it necessitated changes in supply chain design and technology to handle the large-scale distribution of COVID-19-related products. Because it was a new disease,...

Evidence-based Decision Making for an Efficient Supply Chain

Evidence-based Decision Making for an Efficient Supply Chain

Zambia has made significant strides in establishing data-driven supply chain decision-making through the electronic logistics management information system (eLMIS). This software has been systematically implemented and collects high-quality data that is consumable at...