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News From the Last Mile

November 2016

A quarterly newsletter for our partners, colleagues, and donors whose collaboration and support help us achieve our mission.
Reaching Hawa
 
Meet Hawa, a 20-year-old fistula survivor from Malawi whose life was changed with one simple text message. "Before the surgery, I was stigmatized. Now, I feel very happy. I am thankful to VillageReach... this is a valuable service that should continue because there are others in need, and it can benefit many people." 
The Beta version of OpenLMIS is out! Learn more about the impact of this milestone, and how VillageReach is helping countries like Mozambique implement this innovative software to improve health supply chains here
Thoughts from
the Last Mile

The Outside In Perspective   A group of Wharton Business School students visited the Mozambique Office to identify new opportunities for VillageReach in the country. 

Drugs, Data & Dashboards: It's Not So Simple Some ideas are not as simple as they first appear: the case of integrated dashboards.

Putting the "C" in ICT4D: A Developer's Insights from the Field Ben Leibert, a software developer, writes about the importance of direct communication with software users. 

Reflections on RHSC 2016 
The 17th Annual Reproductive Health Supply Coalition Annual Meeting took place in Seattle. 

Driven by Data 
Information plays a key role in the work of VillageReach. Reflections from World Development Information Day.
 
Beauty Waekha recently represented VillageReach as one of the 56 DREAMS Innovation Challenge winners chosen to find new, innovative ways to reduce the impact of HIV on women and girls. Read more about her experience here.
A Look Inside 
the Last Mile
As a member of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, VillageReach actively contributes to the global dialogue on last mile supply chain issues, including this video from the recent RHSC conference in Seattle. 
An inside look at the impact and role of a village clinic supported by VillageReach and one health worker who is leading his peers to improve the quality of healthcare at the last mile in Malawi. Read it here
News & Publications

VillageReach Wins DREAMS Innovation Challenge (press release)

The Role of System Design for Improved Immunization Supply Chains Insights from Mozambique

Outsourcing Transport to Improve Health Overview of Transport Services Solution (TSS) in Tete, Mozambique
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