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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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Lagos Ministry of Health [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 29

14:15 CET

Breakout 9: Improving Visibility of Health Commodities at Public Health Facilities in Lagos State, Nigeria
Exousia Lagos deployed a pilot proof of concept project to improve supply chain visibility for public health program commodities in Alimosho Local Government Area (LGA) of Lagos State using a Mobile Inventory Reporting Application (MIRA) based on CommCare app by Dimagi (an Android-based open-source application) to collect data on health commodities utilized in the HIV/AIDS, TB, Family Planning and other common disease programs. The application was developed, Users trained and deployed to capture data for two months, May – July 2019. A dramatic improvement (100%) invisibility of last-mile commodity data is reported with 316 daily and 121 monthly stock reports and an average reporting rate of 87.36% (30/34 health facilities). It took health workers an average of 7 minutes to complete daily reports and accounted for 60% savings in real cost.

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Margaret Adedapo

Lagos State Ministry of Health, Lagos, Nigeria
Margaret Oluwayemisi Adedapo, a Pharmacist, Public Health and Supply Chain Specialist and a fellow of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists is the Coordinator, Logistics Management Coordinating Unit of the Lagos State Ministry of Health. A team builder, she leads the... Read More →

Tuesday October 29, 2019 14:15 - 15:00 CET
  Breakout Session