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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...

The “Buddy System” for Sustainable Supply Chain Management

The “Buddy System” for Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Moono Chilinda is a biomedical technologist from the Chama district in Muchinga province, Zambia. Moono owes his start in the Electronic Logistics Management Information System (eLMIS) to a Ministry of Health (MOH) apprenticeship dubbed the “buddy system” by the USAID...

Q+A: Introducing the USAID eSCMIS Project

Q+A: Introducing the USAID eSCMIS Project

A public health supply chain is a network of organizations or actors that ensures the availability of health commodities to the people who need them. A strong supply chain system is key to improving the quality of health services. The USAID Electronic Supply Chain...