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Technology-enabled solutions have a major impact on the international humanitarian and development sector, with new and emerging technologies continuing to pave a new way forward. Digital ID allows organizations to collect accurate beneficiary data and track progress towards the SDGs. The integration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or drones into supply chain systems leads to an increase in the availability and access to lifesaving health commodities and fills significant service gaps in public health supply chains. With Electronic Health Records, health providers can understand the requirements of communities, and artificial intelligence and predictive analytics can improve health outcomes. The emergence of digital tools bundled with predictive and descriptive analytics helps community health workers to identify high-risk patients for timely and quality service. 

Digital technologies are mitigating barriers associated with distance, time, infrastructure and analog data processes and can improve how health services are accessed and delivered. Community Health Workers and Frontline Health Workers can now register patients and track health services across a continuum of care and increase facility transparency, autonomy, and accountability. A digital health service can provide a complete End to End service that delivers actionable data, with the implementation of Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance systems, and end-to-end logistics information management systems, which can collect historical consumption data and utilize predictive analytics to accurately support demand planning and optimize in-country public health supply chains.

Join sessions with CDC China, Technical University of Catalonia, BarcelonaTech, Jhpiegpo, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Living Goods, VecanCares and learn how organizations are using new and emerging technologies. Chemonics International, Cooper Smith, Abt Associates Inc, will present the innovative tools and platforms they are developing. 


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Chemonics International [clear filter]
Monday, October 28
 

14:15 CET

Breakout 4: TransIT - Low-cost Transport Management System for International Development and Relief
To address long-standing gaps in last-mile delivery management within remote or developing areas, Chemonics International developed the Transportation Information Tool (TransIT), a cloud-based, non-subscription SaaS system that aggregates end-to-end data — from distribution planning through delivery to the recipient — to track performance, location, and costs as commodities move through the in-country distribution network. The system collects electronic proof of delivery (e-POD) through a mobile application for drivers and feeds detailed transportation to a single dashboard for centralized management. TransIT and ePOD can be used across donors, countries, and projects with minimal infrastructure, setup, and maintenance costs.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Dubin

Scott Dubin

Chemonics International Inc.
Scott Dubin is a social entrepreneur and innovator with more than 15 years of experience in the field of relief and development. He has built a career providing critical logistical and operational management to humanitarian and development projects in a host of complex and insecure... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 14:15 - 15:00 CET
H8-01-C
  Breakout Session
 
Tuesday, October 29
 

11:45 CET

Utilizing Remote Sensors to Monitor Temperature and Humidity for Ambient Health Products in the Supply Chain
Remote sensors with internet of things technology are being leveraged to monitor the conditions faced by health commodities as they travel from international manufacturers to reach patients at the service delivery point. Three donor organizations have contributed to this work enabling data collection through remote sensors across international shipments and in six country distribution networks. Sensors produce a significant amount of data for aggregation and analysis, which stakeholders can then use to inform mitigation, product storage, and distribution best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Dubin

Scott Dubin

Chemonics International Inc.
Scott Dubin is a social entrepreneur and innovator with more than 15 years of experience in the field of relief and development. He has built a career providing critical logistical and operational management to humanitarian and development projects in a host of complex and insecure... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 11:45 - 12:30 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session
 
Wednesday, October 30
 

10:00 CET

Introduction to UAVs and their Potential Integration into Developing Countries’ Health Supply Chains
In ongoing efforts to increase availability and access to lifesaving health commodities to those in need and fill significant service gaps in public health supply chains, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones can be deployed strategically for advantageous integration into existing supply chain systems. This session will outline how UAVs can be integrated into public health supply chains to improve health outcomes, while building the capacity of local stakeholders and partners in sustainably managing the technology. The presenter will also share the exploration of the benefits, costs and operational considerations on the use of drones for public health delivery.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Dubin

Scott Dubin

Chemonics International Inc.
Scott Dubin is a social entrepreneur and innovator with more than 15 years of experience in the field of relief and development. He has built a career providing critical logistical and operational management to humanitarian and development projects in a host of complex and insecure... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Greve

Ashley Greve

Warehousing and Distribution Analyst, USAID GHSC-PSM
Ashley Greve currently works as the Warehousing and Distribution Analyst on the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management project. Previously, Ms. Greve worked for three years on the GHSC-PSM Country Programs team as a project management specialist... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 10:00 - 10:45 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session

16:15 CET

Changing the paradigm of decision making in the public health supply chain through information technology
Health information systems are playing a critical role in ensuring improved health outcomes, and yet in most developing countries the systems and information technologies supporting them are poorly designed with limited capabilities that are not scalable or sustainable. Countries continue to face significant challenges ranging from weak and fragmented data collection systems to the inability to provide accurate data for analysis and dissemination. This presentation will focus on Ghana and lessons learned from other African countries to explore the significance of end-to-end logistics information management systems, which can collect historical consumption data and utilize predictive analytics to accurately support demand planning and optimize in-country public health supply chains. The presentation will demonstrate how the developing world can build, harness and apply science, technology, and innovation to achieve Universal Health Coverage.  

Speakers
avatar for Philip Lule

Philip Lule

Chemonics International
Philip Lule has significant experience in designing and implementing health information systems in sub Saharan Africa. He is a senior-level IT professional with government experience and proven track record of applying appropriate practical technology/mix of technologies that meet... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 16:15 - 17:00 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session