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Where We Work  |  Program

Supply Chain for Community Health Workers (SC4CHWs)

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.

Country

Liberia

Solution

Supply Chain for CHWs

Topic

Community health

Status

Active

Background

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

Resources

Fact Sheet  |  2021

SC4CHWs: A New Approach in Liberia

Fact Sheet  |  2020

Integrating Eyeglasses into Community Health Supply Chains in Liberia

Fact Sheet  |  2020

Supplies at the Last Mile: Equipping CHWs in Liberia

Resource  |  2020

Arming Community Health Workers For Battle

Fact Sheet  |  2019

Supply Chain for Community Health Worker Program (SC4CHW) Overview

Program Impact

Since the Project began:

  • 77% increase on data reporting by CHAs through LMIS
  • 18% increase in Malaria cases treated within the first 24 hours by CHAs
  • 43% increase in adherence to proper stock management
  • 22% increase in coordination meetings between MOH and Community health Teams at the county level

 

Partners

Government

  • The Liberia Ministry of Health

Technical Partners

  • Last Mile Health

  • Plan International

  • World Food Programme

Donors

  • UBS

  • Global Fund

Support Our Mission

Your tax deductible contribution helps to increase health care availability to reach the most under-reached.

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