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Press Release   |   October 10, 2014

VillageReach Receives New Grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Improve Health System Data Visibility at the “Last Mile”

VillageReach to partner with University of Washington to transform paper data into a scalable digital system through ODK Scan. SEATTLE, Washington, October 10, 2014– VillageReach, a Seattle-based non-profit that develops, tests, implements and scales global health innovations, has received a $470,000 grant from the…

Blog Post   |   April 28, 2017

Getting to Work: Accurate Data to Reach 100%

World Immunization Week is a perfect time to reflect on global priorities and our commitment to the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP). This framework guides the work of organizations around the world to reach every child with life-saving vaccines. It is also a way…

Blog Post   |   December 22, 2015

The Role of Paper to Digital Data Solutions

In response to this article by Dr. Mahad Ibrahim on the role of data during the Ebola outbreak, some interesting questions were sparked among our team. The piece evoked a lot of great insights about the opportunities and challenges the piece addresses, as well as…

Blog Post   |   October 24, 2016

Driven by Data

In 1972, The UN General Assembly agreed to mark October 24 each year as World Development Information Day in order to draw the world’s attention to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them. The Assembly felt that improving the dissemination…

Blog Post   |   April 25, 2018

Delivering on a Promise: Improved Data Helps Protect the Boso-Mbuki Community

I had the privilege of meeting Ruphin Ndumbala on my recent visit to Equateur province, DRC. Ruphin is one of the many frontline health workers who go above and beyond to ensure vaccines reach every last child. Recently, he made a promise, and I…

Blog Post   |   March 24, 2016

What do vaccines and vending machines have in common? Using data to improve vaccine delivery in Benin

Over the past year and a half in Benin, VillageReach has supported the Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) in their work to pilot and scale Logivac, an informed push distribution system for immunization commodities. Starting as a pilot in a single health zone in…

Blog Post   |   November 2, 2017

We Build by Listening: OpenLMIS at TechNet

OpenLMIS is a community dedicated to collective impact. We are always learning and listening for new ideas. We organize user-centered design workshops, talk with global leaders, and incorporate best-in-class technologies to meet the needs of global health supply chains. The most recent TechNet-21 Conference…

Blog Post   |   October 3, 2016

Drugs, Data & Dashboards: It’s Not So Simple

Simple ideas can be powerful – a point driven home during my recent trip to Uganda. While I was there, I had the opportunity to tour the Ugandan national medical stores, where medicines for the entire country are warehoused. The head of sales and…

Tool   |   August 24, 2015

Decreasing the Data Burden at the Last Mile to Improve Data Management and Use for Stronger Pharmaceutical Systems

Blog Post   |   August 26, 2015

Data, Dashboards and Decisions – The Components of Building a Better Supply Chain

As the VillageReach Field Officer in Gaza province, Mozambique, I work closely with the DPS (Provincial Directorate of Health) and the EPI manager, logistician, and the medical chief to make sure that the vaccine supply chain is performing in the most efficient way and…

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