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Experiences and Lessons Learned from Pay-for-Reporting Schemes in Public Health Supply Chains (517 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2014
In recent years, evidence has increasingly shown the effectiveness of performance-based incentives (PBI) in improving the global delivery of healthcare service. Although the improvements have been seen primarily in high-income country settings, examples of successful PBI interventions are beginning to emerge in low- and middle-income countries. Despite the evidence showing the usefulness of PBI in commercial-sector supply chains, limited examples have been seen in public-sector health supply chains to motivate improved performance. This brief describes the available experiences of pay-for-reporting schemes in public-sector health supply chains in four countries: Tanzania, Nicaragua, Rwanda, and Zambia.

Quantification of Health Commodities: A Guide to Forecasting and Supply Planning for Procurement (1,065 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2014
This guide to quantification of health commodities has been developed to assist technical advisors, program managers, warehouse managers, procurement officers, and service providers in (1) estimating the total commodity needs and costs for successful implementation of national health program strategies and goals, (2) identifying the funding needs and gaps for procurement of the required commodities, and (3) planning procurements and shipment delivery schedules to be able to ensure a sustained and effective supply of health commodities. Updated June 2014.

Malawi: Family Planning Advocacy Project. End-line Survey Report (1,155 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2014
This report describes the process and findings of the end of project evaluation of the Family Planning Advocacy project (FPAP). The FPAP was supported from April to September 2013 by the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT (the project) and was implemented by Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Malawi in three districts. The goal of the FPAP was to improve community understanding of the range of family planning methods and available services and how to access them, thereby helping to drive the uptake of family planning services.

Guidelines for Warehousing Health Commodities (2,479 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2014
The 2014 update of these guidelines were written for anyone trying to meet and solve the challenges of operating a warehouse today. They are an important reference tool for managers and staff, whether they are constructing a new warehouse, implementing a new warehouse system, or redesigning their current system. Guidelines for Warehousing Health Commodities is for use by supply chain managers, logistics advisors, and warehouse managers who want to improve and increase efficiency in their current health commodity warehouse.

Logistics Outsourcing and Contract Management in Public Health Settings (324 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2014
This technical brief offers basic advice for getting the best possible performance from a logistics contract in a public health setting; it also describes the basic duties and required capabilities of a logistics contract manager; plus, it summarizes several tools for contract management. It also both summarizes and complements a USAID | DELIVER PROJECT guide to logistics outsourcing, Emerging Trends in Supply Chain Management.

Data Capture at the Community Health Level Yields Logistics Visibility (251 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2014
In 2012, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Orders 4 and 7, conducted a small-scale test of innovative interventions to strengthen the supply chain for commodities that community health workers in Mozambique use for their disease prevention and treatment services. This logistics brief summarizes the results of that test, as well its implications for Mozambique and beyond.

Mozambique: Strengthening the Community Health Worker Supply Chain - Final Report (783 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2014
In 2012, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT designed and began testing a series of interventions aimed at improving logistics operations and supply chain performance at the last mile of Mozambique’s healthcare system. This report documents the evaluation results and presents the relevant conclusions and recommendations for adaptation of this activity, within and outside the Mozambique community health worker context.

Measuring Contraceptive Security Indicators 2013 – Summary Findings (1,971 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date Presented: May 21, 2014
Location: Arlington, Virginia
A presentation summarizing the findings of the 2013 Contraceptive Security (CS) Indicators, with data from 43 countries, collected through the CS Indicators survey.

Task Orders 3 and 7 (Malaria): FY2013 Annual Report--October 2012-September 2013 (2,231 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2013
Annual report for Task Orders 3 and 7 of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT. Describes malaria-related activities of the project.

Estudio de Costos de la Cadena de Suministros del Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social de Guatemala (1,522 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2014
El presente estudio documentó y examinó los costos de cuatro grupos de medicamentos del Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social en Guatemala: una muestra de medicamentos esenciales, las vacunas del Programa de Inmunizaciones (PI), los anticonceptivos del Programa de Salud Reproductiva (PNSR), y los insumos y micronutrientes del Programa de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional (PROSAN) que sumó un total de 59 productos. (This publication is only available in Spanish.)


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