Andrew Brown is director and consultant of Andrew N. Brown Health System Stregthening Pty Ltd. He was introduced to IAPHL through colleagues at the People that Deliver initiative in 2011. Andrew’s favorite aspect of being an IAPHL member is hearing about supply chain professionals in various countries cope with challenges.
Andrew has been engaged in health logistics and supply chain since his first in-country placement in the Solomon Islands 1993-1994. His role there was to develop local pre-service training programs for pharmacy officer supply chain cadres. The experience gave him the desire to engage in international development in this area, which he has done ever since.
Andrew’s personal challenge is getting government political leaders to understand the importance of health supply chains as a key enabler for the delivery of health commodities and services. What he enjoys about his work is that health supply chains supply commodities change people’s lives.