Tag Archives: cStock

The cStock Journey

In 2010 when the Supply Chains for Community Case Management (SC4CCM) project conducted a baseline assessment of the community health supply chain in Malawi, we noticed two notable findings: very low product availability rates but high mobile phone ownership among community health workers – called Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs). Continue reading

Delivering Life-Saving Medicines Through Mobile

An important but often overlooked issue in the global health space is the need to strengthen the medical supply chain, ensuring medicine and medical supplies are available in hospitals, clinics and communities when they are needed. Sounds easy, right? But in developing countries this is a major issue, making it difficult to provide basic health services to patients. Continue reading

Taking the Pulse of cStock

It’s a great measure of success when an mHealth system like cStock gains Ministry of Health support to scale up nationwide. This happened for cStock, the community health worker (CHW)-driven mobile and web-based LMIS developed by the SC4CCM project in Malawi. But even systems with full stakeholder support need to be continuously assessed and managed for data quality, in order to remain relevant and viable for and by users. Continue reading