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  1. CLICK TO ADD TITLE The 5th Global Health Supply Chain Summit November 14 -16, 2012Kigali, Rwanda Taking Supply Chain Innovations to the Public Sector: Improving Data Visibility MisheckNdhlovu [SPEAKERS NAMES] [DATE]

  2. OUTLINE • Roles most appropriate for public and private sectors • Managing product flow in country • Challenges facing public sector supply chains • The private sector • Increasing data visibility • Making it Work

  3. Roles most appropriate for the public and private sectors Public sector role • Product regulation and quality oversight • Market regulation Highest potential for private sector role • Physical distribution, warehousing and transporting Overlapping Issues Procurement Importation Retail/health service networks Financing Market and product Information

  4. Activities and Enablers required for effective management of product flow in country Supply Chain Enablers • Market and product information flows • Financing • Regulation and enforcement

  5. Better information ensures better use of resources which are often in short supply Too many times supply chain managers in public health are “reactive” and not “proactive” due to lack of accurate and timely data to aid decision making


  6. Challenges facing Public Health Supply Chains viz information Lack of facility level data Recording of data – most collection manual Aggregation a challenge - local and central Data quality Transmission of reports Tracking of products – batch tracking usually only available at central level

  7. Challenges facing Public Health Supply Chains viz information • Reporting • Too many registers and reports – vertical programmes • Rates low • Timeliness poor • Lack of integration and at times duplication • Accessibility of information • Workload • Staff morale

  8. Private Sector • Most cases more efficient • Expertise available • Recording automated: bar-coding, radio frequency identification technology, global positioning technology • Last mile logistics management better – profit motive • Use of technology for data transmission • Use of web based systems

  9. Increasing data visibility in public health system logistics Use of bar coding in warehouses Use of mobile technology to record and transmit data – EpiSurveyer developed by Datadyne(now Magpi) Vendor Managed Inventory and LMIS Use of personal digital assistants (PDA) or enterprise digital assistants Use of SMS for data transmission

  10. Use of Dispensing software Use web based approach to disseminate information and reports Design of LMIS by experts in private sector Use of third parties to deliver commodities and collecting data – capacity for contract management

  11. Making it Work Trust between partners (Ministry of Health, donors and private sector) Capacity building (skills to collect and analyse data) Utilise available resources for sustainability Integration – HMIS Manage database Make it simple Collect only what is absolutely necessary

  12. Thank You Merci Obrigado