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News: Partnering to Improve Lives in Frontier Economies


June 14, 2019
2 Minute Read
On Thursday, June 20, Chemonics will host Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School, Frontier Economies Logistics Lab (FELL) summer meeting in Washington, D.C.

3 Ways to Better Protect Medicine Quality and Safety in Supply Chains

Dr. Dah El Hadj Sidi
June 6, 2019
4 Minute Read
Wouldn’t you want to know if the milk you were buying was spoiled or your vegetables were rotten on the inside? In global health supply chains, it’s not just about what you deliver or when you deliver it, but it’s also critical to consider “how” we deliver these vital commodities. Ensuring the medicines and other health commodities we provide are safe for use is just as important as availability and delivering on time.
Celebrating data

To Build a Culture of Data Visualization – Celebrate!

Chris Gegenheimer
January 8, 2019
3 Minute Read
Data visualization isn’t only for ‘vizards’ or data pros. Chris Gegenheimer shares how we can all celebrate data; we simply need to build a culture around it.
warehouse worker scanning bar codes

Driving Interoperability Through a Common Language

Samuel Oh
January 3, 2019
3 Minute Read
From barcodes on apples to serial numbers on laptops, standard identifiers help ensure product quality and traceability through the supply chain. The same goes for health commodities — lives depend on it.

Increasing Resiliency in the Face of Disaster: Four Best Practices

Giuliana Canessa Walker
September 20, 2018
4 Minute Read
How can implementing partners and international NGOs help countries establish a solid foundation to prepare for, respond to, and rebuild after disasters? When it comes to increasing resilience, these four practices are a good place to start.

News: USAID and Chemonics Selected as Government Innovation Awards Winners


September 13, 2018
3 Minute Read
The Government Innovation Awards recognize disruptors and emerging leaders who are using information technology to transform government agencies. This year, USAID and Chemonics are recognized for using technology to overcome challenges in low-resource settings.

The 21st Century Goldilocks: Using Technology to Monitor the Temperature of Health Commodities

Scott Dubin
July 18, 2018
4 Minute Read
Fluctuations in the temperature of health commodities as they move along the supply chain can compromise product quality and efficacy. In this blog post, Scott Dubin argues the importance of using smart technology solutions to keep medicines not too hot and not too cold but just right, ensuring the most effective, high-quality medicines reach patients who need them most.

News: Global Health Supply Chain Program Maintains Strong On-Time Delivery Performance


May 21, 2018
1 Minute Read
The most recent report on the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management Project, covering the second quarter of FY18, shows the project is set to achieve its end-of-year on-time delivery targets.
A shipment of health commodities is delivered.

How Can Countries Pay for Their Health Systems? Supply Chains Might Hold the Answer

Dr. Dah El Hadj Sidi
May 17, 2018
3 Minute Read
Supply chain logistics costs can account for up to 50 percent of a health product’s final price. According to Director Dah El Hadj Sidi, reducing costs throughout the supply chain could free up much-needed funding for other essential health-care programs. Photo credit: Lan Andrian/USAID GHSC-PSM.