Public health logisticians have a critical but often undervalued role in providing life-saving health services. Especially in developing countries, supply chain management is often not recognized as a profession that requires specialized training. The International Association of Public Health Logisticians was established in 2007 to promote the professionalization of the field of public health logistics through education and information sharing. The association supports logisticians worldwide by providing a forum where members can network, exchange ideas, and improve professional skills. Members come from nearly 140 countries, a variety of professional backgrounds, and represent all levels of the supply chain.
Establish a self-sustaining member organization for public health supply chain management professionals that provides value-added services to a growing membership through networking, peer support, and professional development.
Support the professionalization of supply chain managers and others working in the field of public health logistics and commodity security, with particular focus on developing countries and equipping individuals to strengthen the health systems in which they work.