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Mar 16, 2021   |   Blog Post

An “Insurmountable” Challenge: Reflections from Getting PPE to Health Workers in Malawi

Last year, Malawi received a much-needed shipment of PPE from China. PPE was an obscure acronym for many people prior to COVID-19. Today, these are products for which health workers are desperate. Miraculously, on March 25, 2020 Malawi received a shipment of PPE from...

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May 16, 2019   |   Blog Post

A New Beginning for the Kwitanda Community Health Project

“A reason, a season or a lifetime” is a saying that I can appreciate, and with the transition of the Kwitanda Community Health Project (KCHP) to Maikhanda Trust it was a season for VillageReach. In 2008, VillageReach began its journey, alongside the JBJ Foundation,...

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May 8, 2019   |   Blog Post

Changes at the Drugstore

Originally posted on The Medium. Many health facilities across Malawi don’t have enough trained pharmacy staff to adequately manage stock and dispense medicines. These tasks often fall on health care providers, who already have many other responsibilities, namely caring for patients. In some cases,...

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The findings of supply chain assessments led to the launch of Nouvelle Génération des Chaînes d’Approvisionnement (NGCA), or New Generation of Supply Chains in English in 2017 in Equatuer province, one of the hardest to reach provinces in the country. This initiative with catalytic funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation enabled system design and modeling work in Equateur province – developing the evidence needed to begin implementing creative solutions. By testing solutions in one of the most remote provinces first the supply chain design could then be adapted to other provinces throughout DRC. Today NGCA continues to build an integrated system of delivering products to the last mile. The program reaches 56 districts across six provinces across the country.

People inspecting drone in field.

Woman and children in field in Malawi. (Photo Credit: Jodi-Ann Burey)

How It Works

  • Rolling out the mobile health hotline CCPF nationwide with key mobilization activities in the 16 ONSE districts
  • Expanding the use of pharmacy assistants as mentors to cluster facilities
  • Providing oversight and capacity building for supply chain activities at the health centers
  • Improving health center and district’s ability to turn in timely and accurate commodity data reports

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UAV Costing Study

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