Technical Report: Seeing through the Cloud

Authored on
October 25, 2019

This technical brief discusses Mozambique's transition from a paper-based logistics management system to an electronic logistics management system officially adopted by the government as Sistema de Informação para Gestão Logística nas Unidades Sanitárias (Logistics Management and Information System for Health Facilities) or SIGLUS. The software automated much of the inventory tracking, calculations, cataloging, and requisitions and electronically mimicked and automated the former paper-based system. SIGLUS shifted the burden of those tasks away from pharmacists and health workers to a software platform specifically designed to reduce human error, address any gaps left by the paper-based system; allow for real-time visibility into stock levels, consumption; and needs, and ultimately, better ensure a reliable, continuous supply of lifesaving health commodities.


October 31, 2019