Advocacy and Change Management Initiatives and Projects
Dedicated Logistics System and The Final 20 Project
In 2010, in partnership with the provincial governments and the central Ministry of Health, VillageReach launched a national expansion project to roll out the Dedicated Logistics Systems (DLS), a new approach to supply chain system design.The DLS introduced new efficiencies to Mozambique’s vaccine supply chain resulting in significant increases in fully vaccinated children, dramatic reduction in stock-outs, and reduced costs. With additional support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2012, the DLS is now the cornerstone of the Final 20 Project, an effort to encourage new models of vaccine supply chain system design in Mozambique and globally in order to reach the final 20% of children who currently do not have access to life-saving vaccines.
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UN Commission on Life Saving Commodities
VillageReach is a leading member of the Supply Chain Technical Reference Group of the commission. VillageReach is supporting the documentation and dissemination of supply chain best practices for UN Commission focus countries and donors interested in strengthening in-country supply chains.
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HERMES – Supply Chain Modeling
VillageReach is working collaboratively with representatives from both national and provincial levels of Ministry of Health, UNICEF, WHO and the HERMES Logistics Team to build capacity around the use of the HERMES modeling tool: Highly Extensible Resource for Modeling Supply Chains. HERMES is a new solution that can have far reaching impact on the vaccine supply chain, allowing decision makers to simulate different outcomes depending on changing variables in order to find efficiencies.
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Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
VillageReach is an active member of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Working Groups, whose members have contributed significantly to GAVI’s five year strategic plan, released in 2014. As a member of these groups, VillageReach has helped to inform the system design and system optimization component of the strategy and provided insight and direction on data for management trends, technologies, and KPIs.