2018
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The World Health Emergency Organization DEP game for testing deployment of pandemic influenza vaccine capacities and capabilities

The WHO’s Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework is steered by the provisions set forth in the Partnership Contribution High-Level Implementation Plan (HLIP II). HLIP II encompasses six outputs which aim at achieving the PC Outcome of establishing and strengthening influenza surveillance systems, knowledge and capacities for a timely and appropriate response to pandemic influenza. A specific output focuses on Planning and Deployment (DEP) and consists in supporting the development and periodic review of global and national plans for pandemic product deployment with global stakeholders to improve deployment systems, and to assist countries in developing and sustaining vaccine procurement and production practices. In this framework, WHO has been organizing several types of simulation exercises including tabletop exercises for testing deployment of pandemic influenza vaccine capacities and capabilities. One of the two main indicators used to monitor DEP advancements towards the HLIP Output 5 “Planning and Deployment” (DEP) is “annual simulation exercise conducted to test global deployment of pandemic influenza vaccines and other products”.

In the framework of contract between the World Health Emergency Organization and GaneshAID, the table top game which is developed by GaneshAID  is one type of simulation exercise to address the needs of WHO for testing the capacities and capabilities of WHO and countries for deployment of pandemic influenza vaccine.

The game is one type of innovative simulation techniques for training which ensures the long-lasting understanding of learners during their learning process. This discussion-based game covers the requirements of knowledge sharing and practical learning activities.

The DEP game development project takes place from End of October to the end December 2018. Testing the developed game is planned to be done afterwards.

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Gavi-sponsored Business Feasibility Study to establish Regional Asia Pacific Centers of Excellence for health and immunization supply chain

Regional Centers of Excellence (RCoE) for Health Supply Chain are organizational environments that strive for and succeed in developing high standards of conduct in the areas of learning, innovation, and research. They are highly attractive to research and development (R&D) investors and talented professionals in the supply chain field. Therefore, RCoEs possess the ability to absorb and generate new knowledge and capacity. Low- and Middle-Income countries in Asia Pacific still experience essential medicine and vaccine stockouts that cause interruptions of health services, leading to missed opportunities to protect people from diseases and epidemics.

A strong health supply chain enables a reliable supply of health commodities, and thus more people are likely to use life-saving medicines and vaccines. A Regional Asia-Pacific Center of Excellence (RACE) is a recognized strategic approach to address health supply chain priority challenges and bottlenecks faced by countries, all while strengthening supply chains and making life-saving medicines and vaccines available to the last miles in Asia-Pacific.

As of 2017, major investments for building RCoEs for health supply chain were directed to the African region (Logivac, RCE-VIHSCM, ARC). However, there has been no comparable effort in the Asia Pacific Region to set up RCoEs to support procurement and supply chain of life-saving medicines and vaccines.

In this context, the Gavi Secretariat commissioned GaneshAID, a nonprofit consultancy firm, to conduct a Business Feasibility Study (BFS) to establish a Regional Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence (RACE) for health supply chain. The BFS was designed and has been conducted in close collaboration with Gavi and its strategic partners – WHO and UNICEF – who have representatives in the BFS Project Advisory Group (PAG). Read more

2017
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Pre-review of country proposals to the Gavi Cold Chain Equipment Optimization Platform (CCEOP)

The WHO Pre-Review of the Gavi Cold Chain Equipment Optiomization Platform (CCEOP) Applications is to assess the quality and soundness of the country proposals to the Gavi CCEOP in order to ensure that applicants have fulfilled all Gavi requirements and received recommendations to take appropriate action – based on the pre-review assessment – in advance to the Independent Review Committee (IRC) taking place in November 2017.

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Review of draft continuous Improvement Plan

The World Health Organization contracted with GaneshAID to conduct an assignment related to the review of draft continuous Improvement Plan (cIP). The guidelines explains the process of developing a cIP, from the conception phase through to implementation, and illustrate by using examples. It provides technical advice on developing the content and explain the importance of alignment with Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI)-specific and health-sector wide strategies and planning processes.

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School-based Adolescent Health Promotion in Viet Nam- ADO-VI project

GaneshAID, ASIE, and the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) Viet Nam have collaborated to implement School-based Adolescent Health Promotion in Viet Nam – ADO-VI project (March 2016 – February 2017). The project includes three components: an e-learning package targeting teachers and adolescents, advocacy and communication, and partnerships for sustainability and scaling up.

ADO-VI aims to reinforce the adolescent health face-to-face training curriculum in high school and advocate for adolescent health in Viet Nam. The idea was highly appreciated because it is essential to promote friend-user tools for adolescents and teachers to reinforce the adolescent health education in high schools. This first phase of the project is funded by ASIE. Read More

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The World Health Organization (WHO) continuous Improvement Plan (cIP)


Revising version of the draft cIP guidelines shared with WHO-hired consultant in charge of finalizing the guidelines. Developing cIP guidelines launch and training plan with assorted recommendations. Read More
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Supporting NLWG for ISCM advocacy, coordination efforts, and leaderships


The Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) continuous improvement cycle is based on a thorough assessment of the supply chain performance to identify opportunities for improvement and to then leverage resources to implement those improvement. This process requires a long term engagement often involving several technical partners and stakeholders.

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The development of a web-based platform for the mapping of DP and INGO contributions to the health sector in Viet Nam

The Government of Viet Nam is committed to development cooperation effectiveness, and endorsed the Viet Nam Health Partnership Document (VHPD) in 2013 to operationalize the country’s commitments to the principles of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation and the IHP+.

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E-health promotion module on diabetes prevention and control

GaneshAID collaborated with Vietnam National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology to develop an e-health promotion module on diabetes prevention and control in recognition of World Health Day 7 April. This innovative module aims to enhance the community’s awareness for diabetes prevention and control.

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Training Manual and Tools to accompany ‘A Guide for Introducing and Strengthening Hepatitis B Birth Dose Vaccination’

GaneshAID was contracted by WHO Head Quarter to provide technical services in terms of developing a generic training manual and slides as a training package for introducing and strengthening Hepatitis B birth dose. The generic training manual and slides serves as resources for planning and conducting training needed for introduction of hepatitis B birth dose (HepB-BD) into the national routine immunization schedule.

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2016
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National Logistics Working Group Landscape Analysis - a collaboration with Unicef New York and World Health Organization

This consultancy is to develop standards and indicators to help define and assess NLWGs. To achieve this, a landscape analysis needs to be performed to map countries with an NLWG established and analyze their existing Terms of Reference and modus operandi. The final objective is to develop guidelines, standardized ToRs and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to establish and manage NLWGs in order to improve supply chain management, accountability and leadership at country level.

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Preparing HepB birth dose introduction in Senegal - Instructional designing of a competency-based training package

GaneshAID was contracted by WHO to instructionally design a training package to empower health workers (EPI-MNCH) in administering timely (24h) the HepB-BD to all newborns in Senegal. The training package includes a training guide, a slideshow desk, a case-study, a set of pre and post-test questions, and a simplified job-aid.

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Childhood Diarrhea Disease (CDD) prevention and control

In this project we collaborated with the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology to develop a supportive application for surveying, evaluating and educating to improve knowledge on diarrhea and prevention in some localities in the northern mountainous Vietnam. We developed the application on tablet and trained the local health workers to use the application. The project achieved good results. The knowledge of community on CDD and how to prevent it has been significantly improved. The local health workers knew well how to use the device and the application in work.

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2015