Early Warning Systems (EWS)


The EWS (Early Warning System) is an SMS-based stock reporting system to improve visibility into logistics information for health commodities throughout the public health supply chain. The system works by having staff at health facilities send weekly text messages from their mobile phones to report the stock levels of specific commodities they manage. Larger facilities have the option to report via a web interface if they have the necessary resources. The reported information is displayed on a web-based dashboard, providing simple reports on stock availability and reporting rates in real-time.

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