By NattyStelle Kokolo on March 1st, 2024

Dear IAPHL Community,

As we step into March, the Global Indaba 2024 is right around the corner! 

IAPHL will host an open session on Friday, March 8 at the Global Indaba in Bangkok, Thailand. It will be an opportunity to connect and engage with members, partners, and peers from the health logistics global supply chain.  

For those attending the INDABA conference, we’ve compiled all the essential information you need to know in the highlights below.

In addition to the Global Indaba excitement, let us also take a quick look back at February activities -The webinars, the Listserv, and job opportunities that were shared within the community throughout the month. 

Welcome to a fantastic March filled with learning, networking, and growth. 

We look forward to meeting you in Bangkok!



IAPHL Community Manager


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As we immerse ourselves in the Global INDABA 2024 conference, here are key updates to ensure you make the most of your experience:


Join the IAPHL WhatsApp Group:

  • Stay in the loop with real-time updates, informal networking, pre-conference opportunities, and concierge services. 
  • We will share the WhatsApp link in a separate email. 


Schedule a 1:1 Meeting with Timi:

Connect personally with Timi Omole, our Executive Director, during Global Indaba 2024 in Bangkok.

For inquiries or to schedule a meeting, please don’t hesitate to reach out at


PANEL DISCUSSION / 6 MARCH 2024, 10:45- 11:45, Royal Orchid 2 / BANGKOK, THAILAND – Global INADABA 2024

Topic: “Practical Approaches to Professionalizing the Health Supply Chain Workforce.”

Engage in an insightful discussion about how to professionalize the health supply chain workforce. Timi will be moderating this session guiding conversation with three experts in the fields. Meet us at Royal Orchid 2 and let us learn from you too.


IAPHL OPEN SESSIONS: 6 MARCH 2024, 8:45- 10:15 and 10:40 – 12:45, Royal Orchid 1 – BANGKOK, THAILAND – Global Indaba 2024

“Co-Create the Future” part 1 and 2 in the IAPHL open session

Join IAPHL as we host a two-part series of interactive sessions focused on envisioning and co-creating the future of the public health supply chain, with an emphasis on elevating workforce voices. This will be fun and enriching with opportunities to connect and amplify your voices.


IAPHL Ambassadors for Global INDABA 2024:

Meet our Ambassadors: Connect and share some thoughts with them.

  1. Umesh Gupta – Nepal
  2. Evelyne Kahare – Kenya
  3. Altaf Biljarani – Pakistan
  4. Kakanang Tosanguan – Thailand
  5. Khunjira Udomaksorn – Thailand


For more information, contact us at


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  1. Senior Manager, Supply Chain Operations
  2. Senior Manager Strategic Partnerships

The above positions will work on a recent contract awarded by the Global Fund. The potential candidates have to be locally hired in Nigeria.



Do you have experience in strategic sourcing and managing vendor relations for the procurement of pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies? USAID is seeking a Senior Strategic Procurement Advisor to provide technical and coordination leadership for its nearly $40 million/year global supply operation in support of family planning reproductive health programs worldwide.  

Please refer to the job announcement here


MSC and PGD Courses – Empower School of Health – Trainings

Registrations are ongoing for the ‘MSc in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management’ (EN &FR) in collaboration with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

This 24-month, master’s program is designed for graduates who are interested in becoming a supply chain/logistics specialist and would like to explore job opportunities (and career growth) with Ministries of Health, UN agencies, donor organizations, the private sector, and international NGOs.

Mode: Online & self-paced course

Languages: English & French

For English: 

For French:

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The Future Trends in Supply Chain — Public Health Implications 

In case you missed any part of the webinar or wish to revisit the insightful discussions, the full recording is available here.

Join us on the listserv, LinkedIn, Twitter(X), Country Chapters and in Bangkok to continue the conversations.


Enjoy the month of March!




IAPHL COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS / March 2024: PtD Global Indaba 2024 Edition!