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Dear Brittany,
   It seems that there is some tension between the goals of freedom of choice for the pharmacist-entrepreneur and the incorporation of geospatial data into the distribution system in order to facilitate rapid responsiveness to changing needs. Can you elaborate on what kinds of data inform what kinds of changes to the supply chain network? At what level are the decisions made about implementing the changes and how an the decision-making structure itself be changed?
    Also I'm curious about how to balance the need for adaptability and responsiveness and that for consistency and reliability. In a response to a previous post you mention that you expect a regular and well advertised schedule. Could you go into more detail on how clients would be able to keep abreast of changes in the routine and how they might adapt to them? Are there avenues for establishing more permanent outlets or cooperating with existing ones in the case a need is demonstrated?
    Finally, you mention gender as a key factor establishing trust in patient-pharmacist relationships in Bangladesh. How important are other factors such as a regular relationship vs. anonymity? Is there an interest in credentials?

 Thanks for your work; I hope your idea succeeds!