We develop innovative approaches to improve health supply chains, ensuring more efficient and effective delivery of vaccines and essential medicines to the last mile.
High-performing supply chains are essential to ensuring that vaccines, contraceptives, and essential medicines reach the last mile. VillageReach works with ministries of health to assess current health supply chain performance, identify opportunities for improvement, and implement new approaches to ensure essential products reach the last mile.
VillageReach has introduced and supported supply chain improvements in countries including Benin, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Togo, Pakistan and Zambia.
Supply chain services:
Supply Chain Design: VillageReach takes an evidence-based approach to supply chain design, using tools and processes that provide the data decision-makers need to make informed decisions about their supply chain design.
Supply Chain Implementation: VillageReach works with ministries of health to implement new supply chain designs at the community, district, regional, and national levels. To ensure government officials are prepared to manage supply chain improvements over time, VillageReach supports development of organizational and human resource capacity, policies, and processes. This work includes creating a culture of data use, and matching funding and financial flows to the optimized design.
Transport Logistics Solutions: VillageReach helps ministries of health address transportation issues such as expensive vehicle fleets and tough terrain to deliver health products where they are needed most. This can include outsourcing transportation or warehousing to third party providers (3PLs), or assessing the potential for emerging technologies like unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to improve transportation reliability, efficiency, or responsiveness in low-resource settings.