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Karuna Trust Karnataka

Health Commodity Distribution

Empowering primary health centres (PHCs) to drive high performing healthcare supply chains


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CUSTOMER

Karuna Trust

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CHALLENGES

Karuna Trust manages PHCs in some of the most spectacularly remote areas of India. In Karnataka, they lacked inventory visibility across the spectrum of health commodities. They used ad hoc transfers, and suffered frequent stock outs. These problems hurt health outcomes for communities.

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SOLUTION

Karuna Trust's network has been the validation testbed for many of our advanced features. Social engagement across apps, cold chain telemetry and UAVs all began with Karuna Trust in Karnataka.

benefits

VALUE-ADD

Within 14 months of going live, vaccine availability rose to above 99%, and user responsiveness improved by 64%. A stronger supply chain has improved health outcomes. The project has sustained for the last 5 years with minimal external entanglement.

impact

Within barely 9 months of introducing the Bulletin Board, health commodity availability improved to above 99%

A public Bulletin Board – a dynamic visualization projected on strategically positioned television screens – was introduced in November 2012, and exerted social pressure on decision makers, urging them to act on critical events in the supply chain. Learn more about our work in Karnataka here.

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