Latest Publications

Malawi: Turning System Support into System Strengthening (638 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2014
In 2011, the Government of Malawi (GoM) approached the donor community for help in addressing the widespread shortages of essential medicines and received a grant of U.S.$33 million to procure essential medicines and supplies in the form of kits. To ensure the kits were consistently distributed each month in a secure and accountable way, the donors and the GoM agreed to use the project to manage a private-sector, outsourced storage and distribution solution—the parallel supply chain (PSC).

Ethiopia: Shelving and Pharmacy Store Improvement—A Worthwhile Investment (1,076 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2014
Better storage conditions help facility stores to properly implement the Integrated Pharmaceutical Logistics System. This Logistics Brief deals with the project's efforts at upgrading health facility stores in Ethiopia with quality shelving and store equipment.

Tools and News from the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, October 2013-February 2014 (225 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2014
This newsletter lists new publications and news items from the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT.

Using Economic Evaluation to Strengthen Public Health Supply Chains (652 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2014
Economic evaluation can help decisionmakers make informed choices about the best way to strengthen and improve the performance of public health supply chains in developing countries. This brief covers the topics covered in depth in Economic Evaluation: Guide to Approaches for Public Health Supply Chains.

Economic Evaluation: Guide to Approaches for Public Health Supply Chains (943 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2014
Decisionmakers in developing countries must continually choose between different courses of action as they pursue public health goals. Among their most critical choices are those relating to how best to strengthen commodity supply chains as a means towards more accessible, affordable, and higher quality products and services. Economic evaluation—studies that compare the costs and consequences of alternative supply chain investments—can be a critical tool to help in these decisions.

Nigeria: Using Family Planning Supply Chain Costing for Budgeting and Advocacy (572 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2013
Well-performing supply chains improve health outcomes by ensuring the availability of essential medicines at health facilities. Reliable information about supply chain operating costs can help stakeholders make sound decisions. This poster describes Nigeria's efforts to understand the costs of the contraceptive logistics management system.

A New Development Approach: Donor Partnerships to Advance Regional Goals (1,814 KB)
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Author(s): Nora Quesda, Kimberly Cole, Emma Iriarte, Ferdinando Regalia, Veronica Valdivieso
Date Presented: November 14, 2013
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
This presentation describes the collaboration among the Inter-American Development Bank’s SM2015 Initiative, USAID’s LAC regional program, and implementing partners such as the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT. This collaboration leverages resources and advances shared goals to achieve results in the areas of reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health for the poorest and most vulnerable populations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Pre-Service Training: An Innovative Workforce Development Intervention to Improve Contraceptive Service Delivery (2,096 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2013
This poster depicts the importance of pre-service training (PST) in the development of skilled health workers who can facilitate high supply chain performance. USAID is investing in PST as a cost-effective and sustainable approach to building a health workforce competence in supply chain management.

A Total Market Approach to Meeting Ethiopia’s Family Planning Goals (764 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2013
This poster describes a recent family planning (FP) market segmentation study conducted in Ethiopia. In November 2012, to improve Ethiopia’s FP program and help implement its Reproductive Health Commodity Security Strategy, the project and the Federal Ministry of Health initiated a participatory approach to market analysis.

LAC: Empowering Youth Advocates with Data and Advocacy Skills (1,728 KB)
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Author(s): Anabella Sanchez
Date Presented: November 14, 2013
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
This PPT outlines efforts by the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT and partners to 1) conduct a family planning (FP) market analysis of unmet need among sexually active women (15-24) in LAC, and 2) bring together a group of young leaders from eight LAC countries for training on the use of the resulting data for FP advocacy.


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