Case Study

Adopting SMS to Improve Essential Medicines Stock in Malawi

Project Overview

In Malawi, community health workers, also known as Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs), provide Community Case Management (CCM). These HSAs carry and prescribe a defined list of essential medicines such as ORS, anti-malarials, antibiotics, and family planning commodities. The Improving Supply Chains for Community Case Management of Pneumonia and Other Common Diseases of Childhood project (SC4CCM), implemented by the JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI R&T) funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has worked with the Malawi Ministry of Health in developing approaches to address the lack of data visibility in the health supply chain for HSAs, which contributes to poor product availability in hard to reach areas.

Implementing Partners: John Snow International, USAID | DELIVER Project, Malawi Ministry of Health, Dimagi

Countries: Malawi

Sectors: Supply Chain Management

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