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inSupply Health is pleased to announce the launch of the Strengthening pharmacy provision of contraceptives in Kenya project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We will be working with an exceptional team of partners — Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK), Kenya Pharmaceutical Association (KPA), University of California, San-Francisco (UCSF), and Kenya Medical Research […]
Introduction Data culture is a collective behavior and beliefs of people who value, practice and encourage the use of data to inform actions and improve decision making. Increasingly, countries in Sub Saharan Africa, including Tanzania and Kenya, have been digitalizing health and supply chain information management systems to ensure they have high quality and timely […]
inSupply Health, Health-E-Net, and representatives from the Ministry of Health in Turkana county visited Loima sub-county for the launch of cStock-Paper Electronic Medical Records (EMR) technology using smart feature phones. The goal of this initiative is to achieve health equity and improve commodity security and access by increasing data visibility and use through digital reporting. […]
Introduction One of the key principles for Digital Development is Understanding the Existing Ecosystem. This means digital innovations should consider the existing structure, ecosystem, and context before implementation to ensure relevance, sustainability, and avoidance of duplication of efforts. No matter how cutting edge or innovative a tool is, if it does not consider and account […]
By Abdi Sadik Abdikarim – Project Officer Background One of the primary barriers to achieving functional community health units in Mandera and Wajir counties in Kenya is the unreliability and absence of supply chain procedures and processes. Community level stock-outs have hampered the ability of community health volunteers (CHVs) to provide the necessary health commodities […]
By Jacqueline Minja and Johnna Sundberg “To best serve the public health interest, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) should be implemented via a thoughtful approach developed collaboratively with key stakeholders to ensure ownership, stewardship and sustainability.”- Harrison Mariki, Senior Advisor, inSupply Health The Government of Tanzania (GoT) has recently made large investments in […]
We’re excited to announce that inSupply Health has received a Grand Challenges award, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The inSupply submission titled, “Hybrid paper-to-digital pictorial interface for MNCH supply chains” was conceived and pitched as part of the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting Call-to-Action 2019 challenge. The annual meeting convened organizations working […]