It’s the Behaviours that Count

This post was originally published by BEAM Exchange, and is cross posted with permission. As the project director for a new USAID-funded global flagship programme called Frontier Health Markets (FHM) Engage, you may think that I spend all my time focused on markets for family planning, maternal and child health, HIV, malaria, or TB. But you’d…

World Water Week 2022

During this session our panel of experts will present an overview of prevailing groundwater development and management challenges in the South African Development Community (SADC) region and discuss interventions for groundwater governance through improvement of policy, legal and institutional frameworks, effective groundwater knowledge management, and mainstreaming groundwater governance into River Basin Organizations.      The…

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.…

Enhancing Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Management for Improved Health Outcomes

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately two billion people around the world do not have access to necessary medicines, vaccines, medical devices, and other health commodities. In addition to the limited access to medicines, 10.5% of all available health commodities are classified as substandard or falsified, which harm patients, healthcare economies, and supply…

Rethinking Technical Assistance in Rapidly Changing Socioeconomic Environments

Lebanon is passing through the toughest economic and financial crisis of its history, starting in October 2019 and still ongoing. The country’s GDP has shrunk from $52 billion in 2019 to $22 billion in 2021, due to the combined impacts of regional politics, high levels of public waste and corruption, COVID-19, and the 2020 Beirut…

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…

Championing Migrants’ Integration in Colombia

More than 2 million Venezuelans have migrated to Colombia since 2016, fleeing social, economic, and political hardship in search of employment and essential services. This massive population influx, coupled with sizeable numbers of Colombian returnees displaced by 50 years of armed conflict, has acutely strained public and private services and systems, particularly in urban areas…

Advancing Bed Net Coverage for Malaria Vector Control: Lessons from DRC

In 2020, global malaria cases increased to numbers not seen since 2015, partly due to service disruptions caused by COVID-19 and stagnation of vector control interventions. Progress toward controlling and eliminating malaria has backslid. This setback leaves millions of people vulnerable to contracting the disease, particularly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has…