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.

Tajikistan: Building Resilience into the Oxygen Supply Chain

When COVID-19 hit Tajikistan in early 2020, it soon became clear that supplemental oxygen would be the most essential life-saving treatment for those who fell severely ill. Tajikistan’s health system, like many in lower- and middle-income countries, was unprepared to meet the needs of COVID-19 patients. In India, for example, people formed long queues outside…

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…

Driving Innovation and Managing Risk in the Global Health Supply Chain 

From earthquakes to cyclones to epidemics and a pandemic, the global health supply chain has been rattled far and wide in recent years. Managing it is a daily exercise in creativity and risk management, but balancing these two factors is tricky, and the cost of failure can mean people are unable to access the lifesaving medications…

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.…