Scaling the Innovation
The new system currently reaches more than 900 health centers serving a population of over 18 million.
VillageReach currently provides technical assistance to provincial ministry of health authorities to support implementations and operations of the improved system in 9 out of 11 provinces as well as implementation of new strategies for continuous improvement and supply chain management.
The key components of the system are:
- A simplified, streamlined distribution process involving re-assignment of tasks, level jumping and optimized delivery routes
- An open source information management system, OpenLMIS (locally referred to as SELV) provides real time data for more accurate data collection and utilization
- The introduction of a Field Coordinator role; a specialized worker who delivers vaccines and supplies, repairs equipment, collects and reports data, and provides active and ongoing supportive supervision and training, allowing frontline health workers to focus on patient care
See how key elements of this approach differ from the typical multi-tier approach, and the impact of these changes on vaccine availability and cost:
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