Why IAPHL?

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 for members to network, exchange ideas, and improve  skills. Members come from nearly 140 countries, a variety of professional backgrounds, and represent all levels of the supply chain.

Vision

A world in which all people have access to life-saving health products, delivered by sustainable supply chains that are managed by competent, empowered, and connected professionals.

Mission

Support the professionalization of supply chain managers and others working in the field of public health logistics and commodity security,  equipping individuals to strengthen the health systems in which they work, particularly in developing countries.