International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP2022)

ICFP2022 brought together more than 3,500 participants from at least 125 countries for the world’s largest scientific conference focused on family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights from November 14-17, 2022, in Pattaya, Thailand. Twenty Chemonics staff participated at the conference, representing work Chemonics conducted in Angola, Bangladesh, Niger, Rwanda, the West African…

Rwanda Digital Health and Traceability Implementation

Rwanda has made many gains in information communications technology infrastructure over the past few years. While these health information systems have improved in efficiency, there are still gaps to close in the supply chain that impact interoperability, data analytics, end-to-end data visibility, product verification, and traceability.

Trends in Contraceptive Security Policy: 12 Years of the Contraceptive Security Indicators Survey

Contraceptive security is the ability to choose, obtain and use a wide range of high-quality and affordable contraceptive methods. National governments use policy levers to achieve their family planning goals. At the global level, contraceptive security aligns with several Sustainable Development Goals. Detailed, reliable data is needed to identify best practices, assess trends, and target…

The Drugs out of Range (DOOR) System: Closing the Last-Mile Data Visibility Gap for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Commodities

Service delivery points in lower- and middle-income countries have frequent stockouts of medicines and contraceptives. One driver of this is a lack of real-time visibility into stock levels of health commodities at facilities. The Drugs Out of Range system provides a user-friendly method of real-time alerting of stock status to those overseeing facility order fulfillment.

Advancing Women’s Health Through Data and Partnerships

As a 19-year-old student living in Benin, Kidita* dreamed of finishing her studies before starting a family. She relied on the pill so she wouldn’t get pregnant while at school. But one day, when Kidita went to the health facility in her village to pick up her monthly prescription, she found that it was unavailable.…

Webinar: Addressing Data Governance for Locally-Led Health Supply Chains

Led by moderator Simon Cole, GHSC-PSM Distribution Center Logistics Director, the panelists explored data stakeholders in local supply chains as they discussed data ownership, data sharing, and the challenges to obtaining good data in low- and middle-income countries. The session shed light on master data and data harmonization efforts in different country contexts, including efforts…

Leveraging Data for Meaningful Progress Towards Disability Inclusion

To learn more about data collection tools for disability inclusion, check out the Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies for Disability Inclusion in International Development Guide. Contact GESITeam@chemonics.com with questions. In the last 15 years, advocacy for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in international development has been rising. As persons with disabilities compose a sizable portion of the global population, approximately 15…

Achieving Data Driven Health Supply Chains: Local Lessons and Global Solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every way in which global supply chains function. While one of the most striking examples is the desperate need for data visibility for vaccine distribution and patient vaccination status, supply chain practitioners also need visibility into distribution and consumption of health commodities procured outside of COVID-19. For these health…

Making the Last Mile Clearer than Ever

In an effort to reduce malaria and HIV morbidity, and to improve access to maternal and child health and family planning commodities, the Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project delivers key life-saving medicines to the last mile across the world. Distribution of commodities in Cameroon, Haiti, and Niger is often inhibited by…

Preparing for the New Normal: Adapting Health Supply Chains to COVID-19 and Beyond

COVID-19 has caused major disruptions to health supply chains around the world. During this webinar, a diverse panel of experts shared their insights on crucial considerations governments, aid agencies, and implementing partners must take in the following areas: 1) Adjusting countries’ procurement processes to respond to the stresses to global supply chains brought on by…

Juan F. Jaramillo

Juan F. Jaramillo is a supply chain management specialist with 17 years of experience. His areas of expertise are freight and logistics, forecasting and supply planning, data strategy, and program and change management. Juan has specialized in health products for HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, and malaria across sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. He holds…