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Introducing an enhanced cadre of pharmacy assistants to improve dispensing, management, and availability of medicines at the health centre level in Malawi

December 17, 2014
Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice

Abstract: VillageReach, in partnership with the Malawi Ministry of Health, the Malawi College of Health Sciences and the University of Washington Global Medicines Program, is addressing key barriers to medicines availability by implementing a new approach to training, deployment, and support of an enhanced pharmacy assistant cadre. Key aspects of the program include curriculum redesign to include more content to enhance skills in supply chain management and an extensive practicum component at public health facilities

Other duties as required: Efficient use of Human Resources in Mozambique

December 17, 2014
Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice

Journal Abstract: The crisis in human resources for health in low-income countries has been documented many times over by research and experience. A fundamental issue in human resources in the vaccine supply chain is the system in which the health worker is working, which requires more than training and revised guidelines to address.

VillageReach Overview

VillageReach Overview

A general overview of VillageReach- our model, approach and examples of key innovations.

OpenLMIS

OpenLMIS

An overview of OpenLMIS, its benefits and features.

Barr Foundation From Local to Global

Barr Foundation

Guided by a vision for a vibrant, just, and sustainable world with hopeful futures for children, Barr Foundation engaged with over 20 organizations striving to improve the lives of children and families living in poverty in East Africa,India, and Haiti. Read an exerpt from the report here featuring a progress report on VillageReach Pharmacy Assitants Program, generously funded by Barr Foundation.

Cold Chain IQ Benchmarking Report

Cold Chain IQ

This report highlights 7 best-in-class case studies for the temperature controlled logistics & quality community demonstrating return on investment and improvements in efficiency and quality management, from ensuring that controlled room temperature (CRT) products are protected to improving supply chain traceability. VillageReach and the DLS Approach in Mozambique is featured on page 18.

Social Business Development Opportunities: Energy Sector

VillageReach

This report assesses the impact of a weak energy sector on the health system in rural communities and analyzes social business opportunities as a way to strengthen this sector.

Social Business Development Opportunities: Transport Sector

VillageReach

Social Business Development Opportunities: Transport Sector: This report highlights the effects of an unreliable transport sector on the health system in rural communities and analyzes social business opportunities as a way to strengthen this sector.

Digitizing Paper Forms with Mobile Imaging Technologies

UW, VillageReach

Digitizing Paper Forms with Mobile Imaging Technologies presents a summary of research conducted by VillageReach in collaboration with the University of Washington’s Computer Science and Engineering Department.

Promising Practices in Supply Chain Management: Series Overview

VillageReach

Promising Practices in Supply Chain Management: Series Overview provides a series of briefs intended for ministries of health, their partners and anyone who is interested in public health supply chains with guidance on how to address barriers countries face in quantification, procurement, warehousing, distribution, service delivery & utilization, data management, and human resources. VillageReach contributed significantly to the research and writing of this document through our participation on the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women’s and Children’s Health. View all of the briefs in the Promising Practices in Supply Chain Management Series- PDF (149 pages)

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