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Job Opportunity: Executive Director, IAPHL
JSI is recruiting for the new position of Executive Director of the IAPHL (International Association of Public Health Logisticians) to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Do you (or someone you know) have experience in supply chain/logisitics, fundraising, and project management? If so, review the job description, requirements, and process for applying here:http://www.jsi.com/JSIInternet/Careers/jobdescription.cfm?id=103045&intern=0...
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Posted on Friday, April 28 2017, 05:08 PM
  • #Job
When to consider solar, based on hours of mains/generator electricity available each day
I’ve been reading with great interest the most recent issue of Vaccine, which is dedicated to “Building Next-Generation Immunization Supply Chains”. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0264410X/35/17 I particularly enjoyed the following article but was surprised to read that the authors identified a discrepancy between WHO PQS and Gavi Cold Chain Equipment Optimization Platform guidance relating to solar refrigerators and under what conditions (how many hours of mains/generator electr...
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Posted on Friday, April 28 2017, 04:25 PM
  • #Refrigerator / freezer
  • #Solar
  • #PQS
Employment Opportunity: Commodity Security Specialist
Chemonics International, Inc. seeks a Commodity Security Specialist for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. The project is the primary vehicle through which USAID procures health commodities, provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of supply chains, and collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. GHSC-PSM is a multi-billion dollar USAID funded objective. The...
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Posted on Monday, April 24 2017, 12:51 PM
  • #Job
Home-based record revitalization workshop in Africa: report summary
by Dr Blanche ANYA and Dr David BROWN During 21-24 February 2017, representatives from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda gathered in Kampala, Uganda to rethink and improve their country’s current home-based record design and functionality as well as the broader system that supports the home-based record to address issues such as stock-outs described previously here. Participants not only walked away from the workshop with a new paper prototype of their improved home-based ...
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Posted on Wednesday, April 19 2017, 05:08 PM
  • #LMIS
  • #Home-based records
Webinar 4/24: Immunizing the Urban Poor
Dear TechNet, I hope you can join us during World Immunization Week for a webinar on the challenges of immunizing the urban poor and how the global community can adapt to meet the unique needs of this marginalized and under-served population. Representatives from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Gavi, WHO, and UNICEF will share perspectives. Information is below. Please feel free to to contact with any questions or comments. Thank you,Diane _________________________________Webinar: Imm...
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Posted on Tuesday, April 18 2017, 03:00 PM
  • #Coverage monitoring
  • #WHO




Blowkings BK-VC 3.4-CF
"This is my feedback on blow kings vaccine carrier that we used in Central Visayas, Region VII, Philippines health centers namely: Cebu province, Bohol province, Siquijor province, and Negros Oriental province. Please see photos attached on the right. Hoping that this deficiency can be corrected by the manufacturer. ..."
Logtag VaxTag
"I have been using this type a half a year. For sure, this one of most simple and informative."
Berlinger Fridge-tag
"This is an excellent post. Thank you Patrick. Can we have more reports, please on equipment that you think works well and on equipment that does not work well? It would be useful to see more reports on the quality of cold boxes, vaccine carriers, syringes, freezers,..."
Berlinger Fridge-tag
"In conducting a cold room temperature mapping in DR Congo using a different type of temperature loggers, I was one logger short for capturing ambient temperatures. Luckily, the store keeper pulled out a box from behind his desk full of Fridge Tags. I thought my problem was solved until it..."
Dulas Solar VC 65-2
"The Dulas VC-65 device was included in the equipment sampling evaluated by PATH in our recent analysis of refrigerator failures that occurred within 8 years of procurement in Uganda. In total, 11 Dulas VC-65 devices assessed. The causes of device failure included refrigerant leak (5), control unit failure (2), thermostat..."

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