Positive feedback from South Sudan
The Government of the Republic of South Sudan is working with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and project OPTIMIZE – a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-supported effort to improve vaccine supply chains that is managed by World Health Organization (WHO) and PATH – to test a cloud-based logistics management information system that enables basic mobile phones to manage vaccine logistics. Logistimo was deployed in May 2012 and is now being used in the central store, ten state stores, and all six counties of Central Equatoria State. So far, the response from Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) staff has been positive.
“The procedure is very simple and it helps to accelerate our work, with timely response from national level,” says Teresa Adams Deng (EPI Manager, Jonglei State).
You can read the full article in the Project OPTIMIZE newsletter.