ISG RESOURCES

ISG Review: Strengthening Interagency Collaboration: Lessons Learned from Six Countries

September 24th, 2020

Recognizing that the Sustainable Development Goals will depend on a clear vision and collaborative implementation around medicines supply chains, a review to further examine factors that could further the quality and impact of agency collaboration in supply chains for essential medicines, was undertaken by the Interagency Supply Group in 2016.

Medical Drone Delivery Database

September 23rd, 2020

The MD3 is a user-generated database to consolidate evidence from drone delivery projects and implementations and to contribute to the industry’s experience sharing and learning. The MD3 has been developed by the UPDWG with the support from ISG UAS.

Guiding Principles for Donors Regarding Quality Assurance of Essential Medicines and Other Health Care Commodities

July 24th, 2020

This document outlines the set of agreed guiding principles for the quality assurance of essential medicines and other health care commodities, which donors will require of countries, bilateral, multilateral and third- party procurers when they use donor funds to purchase essential medicines. These agreed guiding principles would help ensure consistency in requirements for quality standards of essential medicines procured with donor funding and will provide uniformity in the application of these standards. These principles have important considerations, including that manufacturers who invest in assuring that their products meet international quality standards are not disadvantaged but are instead incentivized to remain in these markets.

Evidence Generation Toolkit

November 1st, 2019

The toolkit provides donors, governments, technology partners, and implementing partners tools and resources to improve the quantity, quality, and availability of evidence around the use of UAS/UAVs/Drones. The toolkit contains an implementation roadmap, logical framework, priority indicators, data collection plans, and sample data collection tools. This toolkit was developed by Village Reach with support from the ISG UAS Coordinating Body.

UAS product profiles and guidance

October 1st, 2019

While UAS can cover a wide range of uses, this document focuses on their use in health supply chain delivery. The document highlights existing regulations and systems, as well as use cases for supply chain operations. It also offers elementary and essential information to consider when examining the potential use of UAS in country programmes, together with a list of useful resources. The guidance has been developed by UNICEF Supply Division.

Technical Review of Public Health Supply Chain Assessment Tools

September 24th, 2019

Estimates for global markets for medicines and vaccines predict a 30% increase by 2030 (IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, 2017). Population growth, new products in the pipeline, and changes in public health--such as the growing burden of non-communicable diseases that require lifetimes of treatment--all contribute to the increased demand. Systems for procurement and supply chain management (PSM) must adapt accordingly to reach the ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals towards Universal Health Coverage to prevent, treat and manage diseases. The invaluable role of supply chains within health systems is indeed underscored by the past three decades of investments by ministries of health, the international development community and other actors. Despite the investments, progress remains fragile in many low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) and the complexity of this problem as a public health issue may not be sufficiently recognized.

UAV Use Case Prioritization Assessment

December 1st, 2018

As a result of a consultative multi-stakeholder process this assessment provides a foundation for both 1) prioritizing a short-list of use cases for UAVs in global health and supply chain delivery and 2) beginning to detail the requirements to operationalize these use cases.

A Value Proposition for a Visibility and Analytics Network

November 24th, 2018

A "visibility and analytics network" (VAN) is a virtual platform of people, processes, and technology to capture and use supply chain data to provide enhanced visibility for short and long-term coordinated decision making, and foster effective collaboration. Commonly known as 'control towers' in the private sector, VANs comprise an information hub that affords visibility on inventory and shipments, linking data from other applications into one console to provide a picture of what's taking place in the supply chain. Implementing a VAN approach can help catapult the health supply chain to higher levels of performance and close to an integrated state. By providing a coordinated view of such information, a VAN aims to achieve goals such as improved Government planning for better for inbound deliveries and enabling donors, procurers and manufacturers to carry out more coordinated ordering and delivery planning.

Measuring Accountability for Last Mile Delivery (January 2018)

January 24th, 2018

The improvement national supply chain systems in developing countries has gained unprecedented support in the last decade. With increasing recognition of the critical position that supply chains occupy within global health, stakeholders have worked to prioritize investments, increase funding and improve outputs on an unmatched scale.

White Paper: What should you deliver by unmanned aerial systems?

January 2nd, 2018

This White Paper gives an overview of the role of geography, product, and UAS type in prioritizing deliveries by UAS. The document serves as an analytical tool for policy- and decision-makers in deciding the optimal use of drones in supply chain operations. The White Paper has been developed by JSI, InSupply Health and Llamasoft.

UAVs in Global Health: Defining a Collective Path Forward

December 1st, 2017

This report identifies opportunities and challenges for UAVs to develop and scale in the global health context, and it lays out a proposed investment roadmap for donors to coordinate their investments strategically to shape and accelerate this market. This study has laid the foundation for the creation of the ISG UAS.

ISG Position Paper: Addressing Adoption and Sustainability of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in Public Health

August 24th, 2017

The broad purpose of the Interagency Supply Chain Group (ISG) is to share information and seek greater alignment across supply-chain investments to bring more impact to individual agency supply chain strategies. The group promotes coordination both globally across programs, and locally through national leadership -with the overall aim of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of in-country supply chains. The ISG is an informal partnership of 15 major actors involved in providing supply chain support to countries: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID, Global Affairs Canada, the Global Drug Facility, KfW, the Global Fund, Gavi, NORAD, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, USAID, World Bank, WFP and WHO.

ISG Position Paper: Adoption of Global Data Standards (GS1)

August 1st, 2017

The broad purpose of the Interagency Supply Chain Group (ISG) is to share information and seek greater alignment across supply-chain investments to bring more impact to individual agency supply chain strategies. The group promotes coordination both globally across programs, and locally through national leadership with the overall aim of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of in-country supply chains. The ISG is an informal partnership of 15 major actors involved in providing supply chain support to countries: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID, Global Affairs Canada, the Global Drug Facility, KfW, the Global Fund, Gavi, NORAD, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, USAID, World Bank, WFP and WHO.

Key Performance Indicators: Brochure

March 9th, 2015

The aim of the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) harmonization exercise was to agree on a common reduced number of core strategic supply chain indicators that will be adopted and integrated by agencies in their planning and reporting cycles.

LMIS Update: ISG ICT Inventory Mapping

October 19th, 2020

The ISG aim to create greater visibility, alignment and coordination of global and country LMIS assets. Help us get there by updating the spreadsheet or contact the ISG directly.