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…

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.

Ukraine: Collaborating to Successfully Deliver HIV Medication

Taking managed risks to achieve a desired outcome is a given for successful supply chain work, but risks elevate to a whole other level when working in a country at war. That was the case this year, when Chemonics helped deliver nearly 210,000 bottles of life-saving antiretrovirals (ARVs) into Ukraine, enough to ensure that roughly…

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…

Ensuring ARV Availability for Multi-Month Dispensing

This presentation, delivered at the 2020 Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference, explains how the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project developed a multi-month simulation (MuMS) tool for scenario planning, facilitating data-driven conversations with local and international stakeholders on the feasibility of rolling out MMD for three to six months. MuMS…

Emergency Supply Chain Preparedness in the Context of COVID-19

This presentation walks through the framework of emergency supply chain (ESC) preparedness and response, as well as best practices and the Emergency Supply Chain Playbook. The major areas of emergency supply chain preparedness and response include people and processes, commodity planning, logistics and transport, and transition and other special considerations. These areas are outlined and…

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…

Barry Chovitz

Barry Chovitz has almost 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical supply chain management, working as a director or deputy director for supply chain projects in Tanzania, Namibia, and Mozambique. Barry has participated in a variety of supply chain management technical activities including strategy development, preparing annual work plans and budgets, designing supply chain distribution, inventory…