3 Questions with Markos Layton: Ensuring Oxygen Availability to Save Lives

During the COVID-19 pandemic, oxygen has been a critical global commodity used to relieve patients of acute respiratory difficulties caused by the virus. Following the recent release of the USAID Implementation Plan for the U.S. COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework, we sat down with Oxygen Deputy Team Lead Markos Layton to hear about his…

Chemonics’ Work in Malaria

We envision a world without malaria. Chemonics seeks to contribute to its control and elimination through innovative and proven approaches that prevent, detect, and treat malaria infections, and prevent malaria-related deaths in the countries where we work. We develop strategic local and international partnerships, invest in health and information systems, and establish a culture of…

Leveraging Private Sector Approaches to Enable Patient-Centric Supply Chains

Health commodity supply chains begin and end with patients. Patient-centered supply chains ensure that patients have timely access to quality, affordable medicines when and where they need them. To achieve this, patient-centered supply chains leverage information to understand patient behavior, make informed decisions about inventory needs, and ensure positive outcomes. Understanding disease trends, patient product consumption patterns, and patterns in health…

The Malaria Vaccine Is Here, Finally. What Next?

Globally, malaria is endemic in more than 100 countries, and responsible for over 200 million cases and 400,000 deaths annually. The disease disproportionately impacts children, with 67% of deaths caused by malaria occurring among children under the age of five. Simply put, a child dies from malaria every two minutes. Even though proven treatment and prevention interventions, such as case…

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…

Accelerating Progress Toward HIV Epidemic Control

An estimated 38 million people are living with HIV globally, yet only two-thirds are on the treatment. Chemonics applies a decade of experience to enable local stakeholders to accelerate the HIV/AIDS response. Chemonics partners with national and subnational governments, the private sector, and affected communities to build local capacity, strengthen health supply chains, and optimize…

News: Chemonics Announces New Senior Vice President Dzenita Korac Kolja

Chemonics International has named Dzenita Korac Kolja as senior vice president of its Operations, Finance, and Compliance (OFC) Division supporting its global health and supply chain portfolio. Ms. Korac Kolja is a seasoned finance, risk, and compliance expert with 20 years of experience supporting donor-funded international development projects around the world. Prior to joining Chemonics’…

Private Vendor Competition Strengthens Angola’s Malaria Supply Chain

One of Angola’s most important supply chains ensures the successful procurement and delivery of malaria commodities. These goods are vital to Angola, which is among 10 countries with the world’s highest annual number of malaria cases and deaths. The nation also grapples with some common supply chain challenges, such as poor road networks and weak…

Webinar: Addressing the Urgency of Data-Driven Supply Chains in LMICs

As highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, data visibility for decision-making has moved from being “nice to have” to “essential” for global health supply chains. Visibility of commodity status from the top of the supply chain all the way down to the service delivery point or even the patient is critical to the resiliency of supply…

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…