Resource Library

JSI e-learning

Lessons in Logistics Management of Health Commodities

John Snow, Inc. (JSI), 2018

Free interactive online course developed by John Snow, Inc. The goal of this course is to increase understanding of the fundamentals of logistics management and to strengthen ability to implement improvements to basic elements of logistics systems. The course covers the purpose of a logistics system; basic elements of a logistics management information system (LMIS); how to assess health commodity stock status; how to design and use maximum-minimum inventory control procedures; basic guidelines for proper storage to ensure health commodity quality; logistics system performance indicators, monitoring and evaluation tools that can be used to measure the performance of logistics systems; and the steps in the quantification process, the data requirements, considerations and assumptions. Based on your learning needs, you may choose individual sessions to complete, or you may complete all sessions and earn a course certificate.


Introduction to Procurement and Supply Chain Management of Pharmaceutical Products

UNDP, 2018

This online certificate course was jointly developed by UNDP and Empower School of Health.The purpose of the course is to teach the basics of Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) in Global Fund programmes to UNDP staff and other PSM professionals working in national programs, National Medicines Regulatory Agencies, development organizations, and NGOs. The course has eight modules and generates a certificate after completion.


Research Ethics Resources


A collection of resources on research ethics including:

  • Good and bad research collaborations: researchers’ views on science and ethics in global health research
  • Contextualizing the role of the gatekeeper in social science research
  • What makes clinical research in developing countries ethical? The benchmarks of ethical research
Stigma language guide

Ways to Stop HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2018

When talking about HIV, certain words and language may have a negative meaning for people at high risk for HIV or those who are living with HIV. We can do our part to stop HIV stigma by being intentional and thoughtful when choosing our words, and choosing to use supportive—rather than stigmatizing— language when talking about HIV. Resources available include a stigma language guide and stigma scenarios.

Supply Chain Compass

Supply Chain Compass

John Snow, Inc. (JSI), 2018

Supply Chain Compass is an online diagnostic and planning tool for strengthening public health supply chains -- it provides a quick, high-level diagnosis of how mature your public health supply chain is across key managerial and functional areas. With Supply Chain Compass findings, you can start to identify where and how to best leverage your resources to integrate and strengthen your supply chain capacity. The tool walks through 30 questions across seven key supply chain areas: Strategic planning and performance management, Management information systems, Human resources, Forecasting and supply planning, Product selection and procurement, Warehousing and inventory control, and Transportation.

Our World in Data

HIV/AIDS - Our World in Data

Max Roser and Hannah Ritchie, 2018

This article in Our World in Data presents a global overview the HIV epidemic, presenting data on prevalence, deaths, transmission, treatment and connected impacts on life expectancy, discrimination and education.

SL Nursing and Midwifery Plan

Sierra Leone National Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Plan 2019-2023

Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS), 2018

The National Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Plan 2019–2023 has been developed through a systematic approach to determining the strengths and challenges of the nursing and midwifery systems in Sierra Leone. The strategy aims to assess the context-specific needs in nursing and midwifery within the wider remit of the relevant policies of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS), and to translate these into strategies for the improved provision of services. The size of the competent health workforce including nurses and midwives, required to provide universal health coverage for the basic package of care is inadequate in Sierra Leone. For instance, fewer than 500 midwives are presently practising when approximately 3,000 midwives are needed to meet the needs of the population.

WHO HTS Strat Frame

HIV self-testing strategic framework: A guide for planning, introducing and scaling up

World Health Organization (WHO), 2018

This framework is intended to be a brief guide for countries and implementers that are planning, starting or scaling up HIV self-testing (HIVST) implementation. It provides key considerations for: 1) preparing for HIVST; 2) implementing HIVST; 3) monitoring and optimizing HIVST implementation.

STAR HTS Document

Knowing your status: then and now -- Realizing the potential of HIV self-testing

STAR Initiative, Unitaid & WHO, 2018

In 2015 the Unitaid Self-Testing Africa (STAR) Initiative began the largest evaluation of HIV self-testing. By November 2018 STAR Initiative had distributed 2.3 million HIV self-test kits in Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. As a result HIV testing coverage has increased, with HIV self-testing reaching many men, young people and first-time testers. The STAR Initiative provides a strong foundation for other countries in Africa and globally to introduce HIV self-testing and allow for rapid scale-up based on the rich evidence already gathered.

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Updated recommendations on first-line and second-line antiretroviral regimens and post-exposure prophylaxis and recommendations on early infant diagnosis of HIV

World Health Organization (WHO), 2018

This interim WHO guidance provides and update on recommendations on antiretroviral regimens for treating and preventing HIV infection and early infant diagnosis (EID) of HIV.