Information Management PROJECTS
Malaria affects approximately half of the world’s population, but the highest number of deaths is among children under five in Sub-Saharan Africa. Under a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project, Populations Services International, Inc. (PSI) distributed long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets (LLINs), for free or at highly subsidised prices, through mass campaigns, routine health facility-based distributions, community health workers, and the private sector. Kimetrica was contracted to provide a customised version of its commercial supply chain management software, ki-suppliesTM, to manage the distribution of LLINs. The software was accessible to all stakeholders and capable of accurately tracking and verifying LLIN delivery. The software database integrated the pre-existing paper-based tracking systems by creating an electronic record of each LLIN. Each stakeholder, including USAID, the Malawi Ministry of Health, and other partners, could access the system and view the location of each LLIN, from initial arrival at the port to final delivery at a clinic.