Exploring the role of “multiplicity” in public health supply chains
Throughout September, IAPHL members discussed the role of multiplicity in public health supply chains, and shared experiences that they have had with multiplicity in their own countries. The discussion was facilitated by Alan Bornbusch (USAID) and James Bates (JSI), who recently published a paper about multiplicity in Global Health: Science and Practice. Read more...
IAPHL reaches 2,000 members!
We are thrilled to celebrate our 2000 member milestone! With your help, we have built a strong virtual community of supply chain professionals, spanning 107 countries worldwide. Membership has more than DOUBLED in the past 2 years and continues to grow at an impressive rate. A strong, diverse and active membership base has always been one of the cornerstones of IAPHL’s success, and we are proud to see that tradition continue. Read more...
Not too hot, not too cold; Protecting lifesaving vaccines from freezing or heat damage
Maintaining the vaccine “cold chain” of proper refrigeration, from manufacturer to beneficiary, is vital for immunization programs—and extremely challenging, especially in low-resource settings. Read more about how to strengthen the cold chain through effective refrigeration and temperature monitoring here
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The IAPHL gives a voice to individuals committed and dedicated to improving the availability of quality health products in developing countries. As a member, you become an advocate of the profession from the pharmacist or nurse who manages a small rural clinic to the manager who runs a central warehouse. Join today
Strong Health Supply Chains—A Foundation for Family Planning
The importance of family planning is well-known in the global health community, but without contraceptive products, healthy birth spacing and reproductive choices will continue to be beyond the reach of millions of women and families in the developing world, where 2 in 5 pregnancies are unintended. Read more...
Free Webinar: mHealth for Logistics: Solving Data Challenges Through Mobile Technology
Webinar discussion topics included practical aspects of implementing mobile solutions, such as costs and human resources required, to help participants gauge which options can best meet their needs. Presenters: Megan Noel – Mobil forms for data collection, Marasi Mwencha – Developing systems from scratch, Mike Frost – SMS databases for routine reporting, and Leona Rosenblum – Using Customizable Platforms. The event was moderated by Dave Paprocki. To view the 90-minute recording via WebEx and review additional resources, click here
Save the date! What: Sixth Annual Global Health Supply Chain Summit When: Monday November 18, 2013 - Wednesday November 20, 2013 Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The Summit will focus on innovations in global health supply chains and explore emerging trends. Read more...