Geeks Supply Solutions in Malaria Logistics

Let’s talk logistics.
That’s the pitch behind a recent meeting convened by Seattle-based Xinova, which pairs experts with clients needing solutions. The challenge: Reimagine Nigeria’s paper-based system that delivers bednets and other supplies essential to fighting malaria.
Xinova, with Gates Foundation support, brought together 5 experts, including some with international procurement expertise—and one Senate minority leader from the Wyoming state legislature. (The goal was to get diverse perspectives though it wasn’t clear that anyone from Nigeria participated.)
The group brainstormed digitization ideas such as using QR codes to track inventory using 2G networks. Stay tuned to see if anything pans out.

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