The 6th annual Global Health Supply Chain Summit took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in November of 2013. Participants explored and shared the latest emerging trends and tools in today’s global health supply chains with the goal of improving services to the public who rely on them. Representatives and experts from academia, NGOs, country governments, implementing agencies, and donor countries gathered for three days.
The conference was divided into the tracks of management systems, infrastructure, human resource capacity, vaccine supply chains, technology, and supply chain integration. For those wishing to learn more about the presentations please visit this link from the conference web site to download any of the power point presentations that interest you.
IAPHL also sponsored 13 IAPHL members to attend to the conference. IAPHL’s sponsored participants included Dery Lazarus Yelnyine, Andrew Cohen Wasswa, Guru Prasad Mohanta, Richard Sebastian Silumbe, Emmanuel Kodjo Barnes, Ekiuwa Vivian Eribo, Chiamaka Oluchi Okwa, Beyan Korzopoe Johnson, Julius Janafo, Graham Wavimbukie, Lawrence Mumbe, Gilbert Rwangarinda, and Onesimus M. Davis. Sponsored participants were chosen at random from a selection of IAPHL members who completed the IAPHL Annual Survey. They hailed from a selection of African and Asian countries, travelling from near and far to attend. We look forward to learning more from our colleagues who were able to attend this conference about supply chain best practices and lessons learned from the conference. Please see the related story also posted on this site under “IAPHL Member Spotlight”.