By NattyStelle Kokolo on July 1st, 2024

Dear IAPHL Community,

Happy July! As we begin the second half of the year, we are excited to share the latest updates, resources, and opportunities within our community. 

We are in the midst of preparing the next edition of our quarterly magazine, set to publish on August 1, 2024, and are calling for volunteers to join our editorial team. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the IAPHL quarterly magazine, share your expertise, and collaborate with fellow professionals. We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Writer/Proofreader
  • Video Editor
  • Podcast Maker

If you are interested in any of these roles or would like more information, please reach out to

Wishing you a productive and fulfilling month of July!


IAPHL Community Manager

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Pharmaceutical systems in LMICs


Access to safe and effective medical products is a critical determinant of health outcomes, yet many low and middle-income countries still face significant challenges. 

USAID MTaPS presents this animation Here  


Guidance:  Human resource planning for implementing health supply chain information systems – USAID and PTD


This guidance document provides recommendations to country governments and implementing partners to improve human resource capabilities for the management of supply chain information system (SCIS) implementations. The guidance also underscores the importance of establishing specific job roles with corresponding competencies, providing references to critical resources that countries can use to identify roles. Here 


Gender Equity in the Supply Chain Workforce – Village Reach

This report describes the experience and challenges of women working and advancing in PHSC and identifies recommendations for increasing women’s full participation in the PHSC workforce.

The final report and executive summary are available here


Supply Chain Governance webinar


Rewatch the Supply Chain Governance webinar, co-hosted with Management Sciences for Health, ARC – Africa’s Public Health Supply Chain Institution, the Government of Nigeria, and Bee Skilled. 

Full video


Related resources:

Presentation slides

National Pharmaceutical Services Units – A Critical Component for Medicines Availability and Use

Resource page for Governance from MTaPS


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Reminder: PROPOSALS DUE JULY 1st – Global Health Supply Chain SUMMIT



To be considered for presentation (talk or poster) please upload an extended abstract of about 1500 words to GHSCS-2024 portal by July 15th, 2024. ( extended the deadline) 


Training on Health Supply Chain management

AGLS, in partnership with inSupply Health, presents an exclusive 10 weeks-long, online short course training, designed specifically for those who aspire to build their competence and specialize in Health Supply Chain Management! 

Sessions will be conducted online every Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EAT).

Throughout the course, you will have access to training materials, live recorded videos, as well as mentorship and tutorials to support your learning.

Upon successful completion of the training, participants will be awarded CPD Points and a Certificate of Competence

The training is scheduled to commence on Saturday, July 6, 2024.

Use the link below to register for the course  


PSS 101 e-learning modules

For a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles of pharmaceutical strengthening.


Jobs from TechNet-21

Regularly check out the career portal from TechNet-21 for job opportunities.  


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FORUM / July 03-06, 2024 / Lome, TOGO



This 23rd edition will shed light on the role of the pharmacist in the implementation and execution of Universal Health Coverage providing access to quality essential health services and safe, effective, affordable essential medicines.

This important gathering

  • will bring pharmacists together around common professional challenges, reminding them of their role as public health and development actors in our countries.
  • Remind pharmacists of the need to get involved in public health issues.
  • Provide a new opportunity for continuing education and experience-sharing for the profession and its allies.



CONFERENCE / 3 July, 2024 – 11 am (Zimbabwe Time)/ ONLINE

“The nexus of pharmaceutical system and healthy supply chain management. What is needed to ensure a well functioning healthy supply chain.”

Bloom Public Health, in partnership with CMCOMMS Health Supply Chain Systems Strengthening multi-sectoral Collaboration in partnership with Speedlink Cargo and IAPHL Zimbabwe chapter is inviting you to this webinar.

Register here


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Secretariat Office Hours – scheduled every Thursday!

This is an informal forum designed for you to ask questions, seek information, provide feedback, or simply connect with the IAPHL secretariat team. Connect with us every Thursday at 12 PM GMT / 1 PM WAT/ 8 AM EST for one hour.

We look forward to chatting with you.

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Please find the list of IAPHL Countries’ WhatsApp or Telegram groups

Members:  If your country is not listed please fill out the form. We will contact you as soon as the group will be created.

Chapter Leaders: If your country is not listed please contact to share the link to be.

July 2024 Community Highlights: Latest updates, resources and opportunities within our community.