July 2016 - Quarterly Newsletter  
For our partners, colleagues, and donors whose collaboration and support help us achieve our mission.


As I write, I am concluding my second exhilarating and humbling week as the President of VillageReach.

Exhilarating because each day, teams across the organization are collaborating, sharing new ideas for reaching the last mile, improving on existing programs, and harnessing our diversity of talents across public health, technology and the private sector to turn these ideas into reality.  It’s the creative and dynamic energy of this place—an edge—that attracts a steady stream of collaborators, donors, and governments that want to join in the discussion and be a part of what we are doing...

Read more from Evan 
Graduated Success: When Programs Leave the Nest
"One of the most important lessons I’ve learned in my career in global health, is that launching a program is actually the easiest part. Growing and sustaining success is where the real work begins." The Pharmacy Assistant Training Program in transition. Read it here
Head-Breaker: The Vaccine Supply Chain in Equateur
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, VillageReach is using supply chain modeling and resource mapping to understand the complex environment and come up with new, innovative ways to get vaccines to the last mile. Read more here.  

Staff in Spotlight: Upile Kachila

Key individuals can drive a project forward. Learn more about Upile Kachila, VillageReach's new Technical Advisor who is working with the Malawi Ministry of Health to take Chipatala Cha Pa Foni to national scale. Read more here.

Papers and Publications

The Economic and Operational Value of Using Drones to Transport Vaccines Vaccine, 34 (2016) 4062-4067

Delivering the Money: The Importance of Efficient Financial Flows for Vaccine Distribution A new policy paper explores the critical nature of funding bottlenecks and promising approaches for change. 


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News & Blogs

Press Release  VillageReach and Bharti Airtel partner to expand the reach of Chipatala Cha Pa Foni. 

Realizations on the Road to Reforming Immunization Supply Chains Raja Rao from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation reflects on his visit to VillageReach Mozambique. 

From Togo to Mozambique: 5000 Kilometers as the Crow Flies See what happens when countries come together to learn from each other and strengthen immunization supply chains. 
Big Questions: Understanding UAVs at the Last Mile What data do we need to understand the impact UAVs can have in global health? 

Championing the Next Generation of Immunization Supply Chains in West Africa. Reflections on the Immunization Supply Chain Leadership Conference in Abidjan. 

What is a VAN? A new approach to making supply chains efficient and effective.  

The Art of Connecting the Dots Thoughts on a Controlled Release Society Global Health panel. 
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