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Data Visibility Improves Supply Chain Management, Vaccine Distribution

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: From Supply Chain Analysis to Action: The Case of Ethiopia
Paul Dowling, country director, and Al Shiferaw, MIS director, both with John Snow Inc.’s Vaccine Supply Chain Transition Project in Ethiopia, write about the importance of data visibility in vaccine supply chains, allowing managers to “effectively match supply and demand,” and how data accessibility “is also creating new opportunities to improve how vaccines are distributed throughout the country” (12/4).

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