Technical areas: policy

Moderated Discussion with UNICEF: Technical Assistance and Health Supply Chains

Description: Welcome to the expanded consultation on technical assistance and health supply chains. UNICEF and global partners have been working on developing an approach that can drive collective alignment towards a country-owned, sustainable model of technical assistance (TA) using a continuous improvement approach. The COVID-19 pandemic has made evident the... Read more

Technical areas: capacity building, human resources, policy, rsimon

Drones in Public Health Supply Chains

November-December 2016: Renne Van de Weerdt, senior technical advisor for Reproductive Health Commodities at UNFPA, Jennie Greaney, technical specialist in the Commodity Security Branch at UNFPA and Charles Otine, innovation specialist at UNFPA moderated a discussion on the use of drones, or the preferred term, unstaffed aerial vehicles (UAV), as a... Read more

Technical areas: policy, technology, transport

Maintaining Lab Equipment

In November 2014, IAPHL members discussed the logistics of maintaining laboratory equipment. This discussion served as a follow up to the earlier discussion on the maintenance of supply chain assets led by Clinton de Souza. In this discussion members looked specifically at the special needs and challenges of maintaining lab equipment to minimize... Read more

Technical areas: laboratory, policy

Toward a Common Definition of “Public Health Supply Chain”

Members discussed their experiences and perspectives on as they collectively discussed an accurate and all-encompassing definition of a “public health supply chain.” This discussion was moderated by Kossivi Agbelenko Afanvi (Ministry of Health, Togo). Original message: Some initial attempts were made to define supply chain in the health care system.... Read more

Technical areas: policy