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Improving Health Outcomes in Zambia and Tanzania through Technology Innovation

By Anne Marie Hvid | 11 Mar, 2014

On February 20, 2014, Zambia officially launched its new electronic Logistics Management Information System (eLMIS), a revolutionary and cost-effective system that ensures greater commodity security and better health outcomes for the people of Zambia and Tanzania. The eLMIS will enable a transition from a paper-based system of data management to an electronic format which will foster better, faster, and more accurate reporting of supply chain data, reduce stockouts of health commodities, and ultimately provide better access to medicines to improve health outcomes.

The system was pioneered by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health in Zambia, in partnership with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS), and the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT.

For more information about eLMIS in Zambia, visit http://bit.ly/1oINLRX



Anne Marie Hvid Replied at 10:49 AM, 11 Mar 2014

The eLMIS project was made possible with contributions from Zambia Ministry of Health, Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare,
Medical Stores Limited (MSL), Churches Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ), USAID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, The World Bank, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PATH, Village Reach, UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities, and UNICEF.

Stephen Muleshe Replied at 11:03 AM, 11 Mar 2014

Dear Ann
Thank you for this information. Indeed this is a step towards the right


Joaquin Blaya, PhD Moderator Replied at 8:12 PM, 11 Mar 2014

Anne Marie, there were a few questions about this system when you posted a
few months ago in this discussion


It'd be great I'd we could continue this discussion answering those

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