Category Archives: Spotlight

Health extension workers in West Arsi, Ethiopia trained on IPLS

Tejitu Jango  and Safiya Meribo live in West Arsi, Oromia Region, Ethiopia where they have served as health extension workers (HEWS) at Germama Health Post for eight and six years respectively. One of their main responsibilities as HEWS is to … Continue reading

Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) Conference, Accra Ghana

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) organized a conference in March 2013 in Accra, Ghana, in order to bring together stakeholders from different sectors to share their experiences utilizing mobile technologies to positively impact vulnerable communities. JSI and the work of SC4CCM … Continue reading

SC4CCM Intervention in Malawi Featured on PBS NewsHour

During a ten country tour of Africa focused on health and mobile technology, PBS NewsHour’s Imani Cheers discussed the use of cell phones to combat drug shortages in Malawi with multiple stakeholders. Her visits included an interview with a health surveillance … Continue reading

cStock and Enhanced Management help health centre improve HSA performance

Supervisor for Mpepa Health Centre, Kasungu, Malawi The Supervisor for Mpepa Health Centre in Kasungu Malawi is a leader in encouraging HSAs to use cStock in a timely way. He describes his experience using the technology by saying, “We have … Continue reading

IPLS training is instrumental to HEWs bringing sustainable supply chain solutions at primary health care units in Ethiopia

Alemu G/giorgis, Rahiya Health Center, Tigray Ethiopia “It was always my dream to have a contribution through my profession to minimize wastage and avoid stock outs of pharmaceuticals. The IPLS for HEWs TOT I received is comprehensive in that you … Continue reading

A model for creativity in overcoming logistics challenges

Petro Muonja, HSA, Nsanje Malawi As a Health Surveillance Assistant (HSA) Petro Muonja serves a community comprising of 7 villages in Nsanje district in south Malawi. His contribution to the Ministry of Health’s child health goals in Malawi include assessing … Continue reading

Supply Chain Ready Lessons Improve Skills

Letebirhan Teklay, Health Extension Worker, Ethiopia “By now I am capable of managing products by myself in an organized way and I have learnt that simple tools can solve big challenges. I have acquired relevant knowledge and skills on IPLS … Continue reading