Data Collection by Phone: The South Sudan Call Center

South Sudan became an independent nation in 2011. However, decades of conflict before and after independence make this country one of the most unstable and challenging environments supported by the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. Delivering life-saving health commodities outside of the capital of Juba to ensure people get…

Measuring Temperature throughout Global Health Supply Chains Using Internet of Things (IoT) Data Loggers

Temperature excursions can negatively impact the quality of cold-chain health commodities, sometimes rendering them ineffective or even unsafe. From international shipping down to central and regional warehouses and along in-country transport to the last mile, temperature monitoring of ambient products is limited, or in many cases, nonexistent. Without such data, the likelihood of product degradation…

Our Work in Economic Growth and Trade

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development describes eradicating poverty as “the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.” In the last two decades, extreme poverty has dramatically declined, and incomes have increased, complemented by improvements in health, education, gender equality, security, and human rights. To contribute to poverty reduction, Chemonics facilitates broad-based,…

Strengthening Capacity and Commitment in Health Programming

As the development community continues to reorient its strategies and partnership models to support countries on their paths to self-reliance, there is an opportunity to further hone governments’ and local groups’ technical, financial, and management capacity to independently oversee development programs and achieve locally sustained results. At Chemonics, we facilitate this process by integrating capacity…

Our Vision for Diversity and Inclusion

The company’s five core values — caring, excellence, innovation, integrity, and respect — guide our actions and decision-making, and all five are rooted in culture of diversity and inclusion. As employee owners, Chemonics is the driving force behind this mission, making innovation possible, and enabling the organization to tackle the world’s most critical development challenges.…

Global Approach to Women in Leadership

Chemonics recognizes the key role gender equality in leadership plays in achieving development impact, and understands that for women to achieve leadership roles equally with their male peers, the systemic barriers for women must be addressed, such as supporting workplaces free of harassment and ensuring pay equity. Research suggests that if women played an identical…

Disability-Inclusion at Chemonics International

Chemonics’ systems and practices are designed intentionally to include diverse abilities, which also means representation in decision-making and resource allocation and designing programs so that persons with disabilities can fully participate. There are six principles Chemonics uses to promote inclusion in all their work, which range from partnering with Disabled People’s Organizations to targeted outreach…

Ambient Climate Monitoring in Health Supply Chains

The frequency, duration, extent, and location of temperature excursions in the supply chain need to be better understood to inform the necessary adjustments to the products, their packaging, handling procedures, and the structures and vehicles with which products interact. The age of “the internet of things” (IoT) allows the use of smart technology in the…

Transportation Management System: TransIT and ePOD

In 2018, Chemonics developed a transportation management tool called TransIT, which is currently being used on the GHSC-PSM project. With engineering support provided by Chemonics’ partner Arizona State University, TransIT uses a cloud-based system that enables access to transportation information anytime and anywhere while minimizing infrastructure, set-up, and maintenance costs. The tool aggregates end-to-end data…

Continuing Learning with Arizona State University

In 2018, as part of Chemonics’ commitment to continual learning and higher education for its global workforce, Chemonics and ASU teamed up to provide Chemonics’ employees across the globe with a first-of-its-kind opportunity to pursue pathways to continual education at a prestigious university in a flexible, low-cost format. This MiniMasters program was custom designed by…

Chemonics – Arizona State University Partnership for Innovation

By combining ASU’s depth across a wide variety of academic disciplines with Chemonics’ practical international development experience in 150 countries worldwide, our goal is to create a free exchange of ideas and a worldwide laboratory for testing and scaling innovations to solve the world’s toughest problems. The shared objectives for both parties includes apply research…

Quarterly Report: Global Health Supply Chain Technical Assistance Francophone Task Order – Global Health Security Agenda

The Global Health Supply Chain-Technical Assistance (GHSC-TA) Francophone Task Order (Francophone TO) country activities, during the period from February 2017 through June 2017, focused on operational start-up, recruitment, and laying the groundwork for launching technical activities over the next several months. Task Order objectives included: 1) strengthening in-country supply systems, 2) strengthening supply chain security…