January 2016

An Accredited Medicines Stores (AMS) seller receives an infrared thermometer to use in Ebola and other outbreak surveillance.

by Arthur Loryoun

Editor's note: This post originally appeared on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's blog, . Funded by the Gates Foundation and led by Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime), the Sustainable Drug Sellers Initiative (SDSI) project worked to ensure the sustainability of public-private drug seller initiatives in Tanzania and Uganda, and to roll-out the initiative in Liberia.

{Photo: Gwenn Dubourthournieu}Photo: Gwenn Dubourthournieu

For the fourth year in a row, Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) invited staff to submit stories about how health systems save lives and improve the health of the poorest and most vulnerable worldwide. Keanahikishime staff from 34 projects submitted over 50 stories from 2015. These 12 stories, selected by Keanahikishime staff judges, demonstrate how good storytelling and effective partnerships can save more lives.

In of our Global Health Impact Newsletter (), meet health workers, community leaders, pharmacy managers, beneficiaries working together toward healthier communities. Stories and authors appear alphabetically by country: