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Supply Chain for Community Health Workers (SC4CHWs) in Liberia
VillageReach is supporting Last Mile Health and The Liberia Ministry of Health in strengthening key areas of the system to ensure supplies get to where they are needed at the last mile.
Community Health Workers do not have a consistent supply of the full-range of health products they need to provide appropriate care at the community level. In 2019, VillageReach partnered with the Liberian Ministry of Health (MoH) and Last Mile Health to connect Community Health Workers, known as Community Health Assistants (CHAs) in Liberia, to the country’s public health supply chain. The program set out to improve product availability at the community level for hardest to reach areas in three counties—Rivercess, Brand Bassa and Grand Gedeh. As part of the Government of Liberia’s National Community Health Assistant Program this program aims to: strengthen government capacity to sustain improvements in the CHA supply chain; transform how medicines and supplies get to CHAs; improve data quality and visibility needed to manage CHA supply chains; and achieve sustainable impact at scale. In 2021 with a $1.5 million investment from the Global Fund our work in Liberia is expanding both geographically and programmatically. The initial project will be carried out in two counties, Bomi and Margibi.
How It Works
- Increased data availability: percent of health facilities reporting CHA supply status
- Increased supply chain expertise: difference between pre- and post-training assessments
- Increased use of data for supply chain decision-making: % of counties holding quarterly supply chain meetings where data is used to create action items
- Improve on-time delivery of products to CHAs: % of CHAs who received at least one resupply visit during the month
- Improve supply availability for CHAs: % of CHAs with life-saving commodities in stock
Improving Availability of Medicines and Supplies at the Point of Care in Liberia
The Republic of Liberia Supply Chain Master Plan 2023 – 2028
Human resources & community health systems Application of the PtD supply chain management theory of change in Liberia
SC4CHWs: A New Approach in Liberia
Integrating Eyeglasses into Community Health Supply Chains in Liberia
Supplies at the Last Mile: Equipping CHWs in Liberia
Arming Community Health Workers For Battle
Supply Chain for Community Health Worker Program (SC4CHW) Overview
Since the project began in 2019, we have seen:
- 77% increase on data reporting by CHWs through LMIS.
- 18% increase in Malaria cases treated within the first 24 hours by CHWs.
- 43% increase in adherence to stock management best practices.
- 22% increase in coordination meetings between MoH and Community Health Teams at the national level
- Consistent improvement in the technical supply chain capacity of facility staff and supervisors across all technical areas.
- The Liberia Ministry of Health
- Last Mile Health
- Plan International
- World Food Programme
- Global Fund
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