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Guinea Partners with JSI to Improve Supply Chain Data

April 13, 2017

Guinea’s health sector continues to recover from the effects of the Ebola crisis, including ongoing supply chain challenges caused by the poor availability, visibility, and use of supply chain data for forecasting, supply planning, replenishment, and other operational decisions. JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is helping Guinea to overcome these challenges by supporting the implementation of OpenLMIS to improve availability, visibility, and use of supply chain data to improve availability of vaccines, contraceptives, and essential pharmaceuticals at health facilities.

OpenLMIS, used in countries like Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania, and Zambia, will allow Guinea to leverage existing functionality to manage essential medicines and vaccines. The project will support the creation and deployment of IMPACT teams (based on the commercial sector supply chain control tower model) at the central level and on a pilot basis in selected prefectures adjacent to the capital of Conakry.The teams will analyze and use supply chain data provided through OpenLMIS for operational decisions and continuous improvement through a quality improvement approach.

JSI is thrilled to be supporting the Ministry of Health in Guinea, which is led by the Honorable Minister of Health Dr. Abdourahmane Diallo, a JSI alumnus.This project extends JSI’s robust portfolio of 30 active supply chain projects; we are currently working in 15 countries in partnership with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Global Fund, Save the Children, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNITAID, and USAID.