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Drones for Health

VillageReach has partnered with stakeholders at local, regional and global levels since 2015 to explore the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for health. UAS, also referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, are being evaluated for integration into health systems alongside traditional land- and water-based modes of transportation. Drones have the potential to improve the availability of health products, increase equity of access and save time and money compared to ground transportation particularly in geographically challenging areas.

OpenLMIS - GAP Project Success Story

OpenLMIS GAP Project Success Story

OpenLMIS believes in an open source software development philosophy of ‘shared investment, and shared benefit ’ whereby our community of global users are linked through a core code base, and enhancements made by one country can be accessed and used by anyone in the community. To achieve this vision, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Digital Square funded the GAP Project, a 1 year initiative to unify the OpenLMIS codebase.

Chipatala cha pa Foni 2019 Evaluation Presentation

Debunking the Digital Divide: How a Free Health and Nutrition Hotline is Helping Bring the Health Center to All Malawians

Rapid Supply Chain Modeling Tool Demo Analysis

This file features a demonstration modeling analysis (using data from a Province in a country in Southern Africa) exploring four different supply chain scenarios as well as the resulting cost implications.

Rapid Supply Chain Modeling Tool

VillageReach, in collaboration with the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (WDI), has worked to develop a highly configurable Excel-based tool that assists governments in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) to conduct low-cost, agile cost modeling exercises. With support from the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, VillageReach and WDI have worked together to develop, test and socialize this rapid and flexible cost modeling instrument.

Improving Last Mile Supply Chains for Women in Nigeria

In order to support the Kano state government in improving maternal and child health supply chains, MSD for Mothers selected VillageReach to provide its expertise in solving last-mile health care delivery challenges. VillageReach, working with Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), as a primary in-country partner with significant experience in public health service delivery, will help ensure the availability of life-saving maternal and child health commodities in Kano State.

Malawi Overview

VillageReach has worked in Malawi since 2008, partnering with the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), the private sector and other partners to develop and implement high impact solutions. Current programs include Chipatala cha pa Foni (CCPF), the Pharmacy Assistant Training Program, OpenLMIS, and Drones for Health.

Improved Last Mile Healthcare Delivery

A case study was developed in collaboration with Aeris to look at the impacts of the introduction of a Vehicle Tracking System (VTS) in Tete Province and its role in transport optimization.

VillageReach Overview

VillageReach Overview

VillageReach works with governments to solve health care
delivery challenges in low-resource communities. Our
programs increase access to quality health care at the last
mile, or the point at which services are delivered.

2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

VillageReach’s annual report showcases opportunities and achievements made in 2018 to solve health care delivery challenges in low-resource communities.

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