Thank you for participating in 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.

We want to thank:

– DR BONFACE FUNDAFUNDA: Co-CEO at Africa Resource Centre (ARC)

– Pharm (Mrs) Henrietta Bakura-Onyeneke : Director and National Coordinator at the National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCMP), Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria.

– Dr. Andrew Brown: Senior Principal Technical Advisor at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

– Sanjay Saha: Founder & CEO, Bee Skilled



Presentation slides:
National Pharmaceutical Services Units – A Critical Component for Medicines Availability and Use:
Resource page for Governance from MTaPS:

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June 05th, 2023

Thank you for participating in our recent webinar on the Trends and the Future Webinar – co-hosted with IAPHL, PLM, and USAID. We have discussed the Workforce Strengthening Performance Management Toolkit by Project Last Mile, with funding from USAID and its application to support healthcare workers in Africa, improving how they deliver essential medicines to patients.

We want to thank the guest speakers: – Rebecca Turner, USAID – Karin Remmelzwaal, Project Delivery Manager, Project Last Mile – Jonathan Halse, Route-to-market SME, Project Last Mile – Heidi Lamont, Human Resource SME, Project Last Mile RESOURCES:

Last Mile Workforce Toolkit.

Presentation slides.

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April 03rd, 2023



Thank you for participating in the Future Trends in Supply Chain — Public Health Implications webinar!

Special thanks to Pamela Steele, founder, and CEO of Pamela Steele Associates, for skillfully moderating the discussion, and the valuable perspectives shared by the panelists. – Douglas Kent, ASCM – Fernanda Debellian, ASCM – Altaf Bijrani, IAPHL Ambassador – Tom Brown, Chemonics.

February 08th, 2023

Check out this webinar on the Future of Supply Chain Workforce. The guest speakers: ️Douglas Kent – Executive VP, Corporate and Strategic Alliances Association of Supply Chain Management And ️Dominique Zwinkels – Executive Manager, People that Deliver (PtD), USA Meet also, Ambassadors that represented IAPHL at the Global Indaba 2022 in Zambia. They have shared their experience.

December 15th, 2023

The session focused on simplifying orthopedic medical device inventory management through automatic systems and expanding supply chain education/training in Malawi/Africa.

️A special appreciation to our speaker, Colette Marais, Medical Device Manager at Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health and Oliver Naidoo, Managing Director of JC Auditors, who led an engaging and informative session.

Presentation slides: Transforming Health for the World’s Most Vulnerable.

JCA SAPICS ISO 13485 Medical Device QMS.

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November 30th, 2023

Thank you for participating in our spontaneous call on Optimizing Country eLMIS. We want to thank, Timi Omole on the moderation, Bernard Asamany, Dennis Ndwiga and Kenny Otto for the great discussion.

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November 22nd, 2023

Thank you for participating in our recent webinar on the implementation of pharmaceutical traceability in collaboration with GS1 Healthcare.

We want to thank the guest speaker, Nuran Idris (Adris) Mallya, the Manager of Healthcare Africa at GS1 Global Office, who delivered a remarkable introduction to the concept of pharmaceutical traceability using global GS1 standards and presented exciting advancements occurring in various African countries and around the world. And, John Olusola Kayode, the Chief Regulatory Officer of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), who also provided an insightful application in Nigeria. Presentation slides

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October 19th, 2023


This webinar focuses on forecasting demand for products or services and aims to bring you up to speed with minimal pain and prepare you to learn more, enabling meaningful conversations about forecasting with peers. Thanks to the Book authors – Dr. Bahman Rostami-Tabar, Dr. Stephan Kolassa, Prof. Enno Siemsen And the Community experts – Dr. Laila Akhlaghi, Barry Chovitz Check out the book “Demand Forecasting for Executives and Professionals” here

September 29th, 2023

Webinar on Strengthening the Supply Chain Workforce for Better Results, in collaboration with Empower School of Health and our India Chapter, we would like to thank Professor Paul Lalvani for this valuable knowledge sharing. Join the community, and let’s continue the discussion and share your thoughts and expertise.

September 26th, 2023

IAPHL Spontaneous Panel: This essence is to discuss and share experiences and evolve best practices about forecasting and quantification as it relates blood bank supply chain.

We want to acknowledge Laila Akhlagui, the moderator, the experts in the room: Barry ChovitzBarr, Geeton Gayflor, UsmanMunu, and the audience for their contributions.

Join the community and let’s continue the discussion on the Listserv and share our thoughts and expertise.

August 24th, 2023

We continued the discussion on how data analytics impacts the healthcare industry by improving efficiency, optimizing inventory management, and enhancing patient care.

Thanks to the different speakers and Empower School of Health.

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August 10th, 2023

Great spontaneous discussion on the intersection of supply chain and quality assurance within the health systems with IAPHL members and experts in the room.

We want to acknowledge Timi Omole, the moderator, the Panellists: Johnnie Amenyah, Mohammad Yari & Maite Barthel, and the audience for their contributions.

Join the community and let’s continue the discussion on the Listserv and share our thoughts and expertise.

August 2nd 2023

We hosted an incredible webinar on the pivotal Role for Data Analytics in Healthcare Supply Chain Management in partnership with Empower School of Health.

We explored how data analytics impacts the healthcare industry by improving efficiency, optimizing inventory management, and enhancing patient care.

Thanks to the different speakers and Empower School of Health.

Please click find the slide deck/presentation of this webinar for your future reference HERE

July 6th, 2023

SMART Advocacy for Supply Chain Management: An Introduction to IAPHL’s Toolkit

Advocacy is an important tool for public health logisticians to influence decision-makers globally, encouraging them to support and invest in efficient and effective health supply chains. The establishment of IAPHL country chapters provides an excellent opportunity for advocacy at the county level. With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, IAPHL developed a toolkit and training materials for country chapter members to build skills in advocacy. These resources were piloted with the IAPHL Zimbabwe Chapter during a 2-day training. During this webinar, the IAPHL Secretariat introduces these resources and the IAPHL Zimbabwe Chapter shares their experiences.

March 21, 2023

Communities of Learning: The Critical Role of Country Chapters in Driving Supply Chain Capacity Development and Professionalization

As part of Technet’s webinar series on capacity development and professionalization, IAPHL Executive Director and IAPHL Ghana Chapter Leader presented on the critical role of Country Chapters. The presentation slides can be viewed here.

November 17, 2022



Gender Equity and Social Inclusion in Global Health Supply Chains

Mainstreaming and integrating gender equity and social inclusion (GESI) issues in health supply chains supports equity and ensures that the supply markets, supply chains and product journeys better meet the needs and preferences of all clients, which ultimately helps improve health outcomes. As work increases to reduce inequities across the global health space, there is a need to translate and apply equity principles to all health systems components, including the supply chain.

IAPHL hosted an interactive webinar that explored how integrating and mainstreaming GESI into supply chain management and functions can contribute to improved health outcomes for all. The webinar featured subject matter experts from JSI, WI-HER, and inSupply Health, as well as opening and closing remarks from USAID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

September 15, 2022

Outsourcing Transport of Health Commodities: Background and Available Resources

Outsourcing transport of health commodities improves health commodity availability, grows the local transportation industry, and creates jobs. With panelists from the Global Fund and VillageReach, this webinar provides background on transport outsourcing for health commodities and highlights a new resource for countries interested in transport outsourcing.

Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, VillageReach established a resource center to help increase the number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa integrating outsourcing as a lever for sustainable, high performing supply chains. This resource center will provide free support in the form of tools, coaching, and training to enable the successful implementation of outsourcing in interested countries.

March 31, 2022

Overview of GS1 Standards in Healthcare

GS1 standards create a common foundation for business by uniquely identifying, accurately capturing, and automatically sharing vital information about products, locations, more. In the healthcare industry, GS1 standards are being used to increase patient safety, drive supply chain efficiencies, and improve the traceability of medicines. With panelists from GS1, JSI, and GHSC-PSM, this webinar will provide a general introduction to GS1 standards and highlight tangible country and project examples of implementation.

January 12, 2022

e-Learning in Health Supply Chains Webinar

With the introduction of new technologies and proliferation of the internet, e-Learning has become a popular and effective mode of education, especially for working professionals. Today, a myriad of e-Learning courses are offered in public health supply chain and related topics. So, how do you know if e-Learning is right for you? What should you expect during an e-Learning course? How do you choose the right e-Learning opportunity?

This webinar defines types of e-Learning methods, describes the qualities that make a successful e-Learning student and instructor, and provides guidance on how to find a program that meets your needs. Tapiwa Mukwashi, a global health supply chain expert, also shares his perspective as an e-Learning student!

December 14, 2021

IAPHL Panel Discussion: Artificial Intelligence and Health Supply Chains in Tanzania

Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions are becoming increasingly popular globally as their positive impact on a wide range of domains continues to expand. Tanzania has spent the last decade investing in strengthening health data collection systems and communications technology, priming the country to begin deploying AI solutions in health supply chains. To address this increasingly important topic, inSupply Health and Macro-Eyes developed an Artificial Intelligence Playbook titled “Implementing AI in Tanzania Health Supply Chains.” This report aims to be the central guide used by Tanzania and other middle and low-income countries in assessing the potential benefits of AI-based technologies.

The International Association of Public Health Logisticians (IAPHL) brought together a group of experts from these organizations to discuss the role of AI in public health supply chains and how this new tool can help build scalable, machine learning solutions.

September 15, 2021


IAPHL Tanzania Chapter Webinar

Overview of Tanzania Immunization Supply Chain

July 16, 2021

IAPHL Webinar Series: IMPACT Teams

Learning Packages

Two panelists from inSupply Health share their experiences with IMPACT Team learning packages in their respective countries: Kenya and Tanzania. They discuss the basics of learning packages, accessing these packages, and the benefits of this method.

June 29, 2021

Design and Implementation of IMPACT Teams

Building “IMPACT” teams, or data review teams, is a people-centric and data-driven approach to improving supply chain performance. Coming from “Information Mobilized for Performance Analysis and Continuous Transformation,” IMPACT teams are formed to promote a culture of data use and continuous improvement throughout the supply chain and with a focus on quality, efficiency, and customer service.

IAPHL conducted two webinars, one in French and one in English, on the design and implementation of IMPACT teams drawing from country experiences. Panelists discuss the design, organization, and functioning of these teams and provide recommendations for other countries or programs that are interested in developing these teams.

French Session: March 8, 2021                                                                                                                                  English Session: March 11, 2021


IAPHL South Africa Chapter Webinar

February 23, 2021

The IAPHL South Africa Chapter, in coordination with SAPICS, hosted their first event in 2021 on Automating Replenishment Planning of Medicine in the South African Public Health Supply Chain. IAPHL Executive Director, Walter Proper, makes a guest appearance.

IAPHL Webinar and Moderated Discussion: Supply Chains for Noncommunicable Diseases

February 10, 2021

IAPHL and the PATH noncommunicable diseases team discuss the critical importance of strengthening NCD supply chains during this 30-minute webinar. Walter Proper, IAPHL Executive Director, moderates the discussion with panelists Marilyn Noguera, Dr. Josphat Samoei, and Williams Kwarah from PATH. They provide insights from two studies conducted in Ghana and Kenya that focus on improving access to medicines and products for hypertension and diabetes.

The full studies for Kenya and Ghana are also available.

Viewers are encouraged to continue the discussion and ask questions on the IAPHL listserv. Not a member? Join for free here.


IAPHL Webinar Series: JSI and IAPHL’s COVID-19 ESFT Excel Supply Planning Tool

September 25, 2020

IAPHL Webinar Series: WHO’s COVID-19 Essential Supplies Forecasting Tool (EFST)

June 9, 2020

Webinar on Lessons Learned from Cameroon, Kenya and Liberia in Emergency Supply Chain Preparedness

April 11, 2019 9a.m. EST

Public Health experts predict that the containment of pandemic and epidemic outbreaks is likely to become more complex and challenging, posing major obstacles to improving global health. The launch of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) in 2014, a partnership of nearly 50 nations, international organizations, and non-governmental stakeholders, comes as a response to this need and to contribute to the mitigation of the effects of pathogenic infectious diseases and other biological threats.

In this webinar, the Chemonics Supply Chain Solutions Practice will present the Emergency Supply Chain (ESC) Framework and its Playbook, which was developed by the USAID Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) – Technical Assistance (TA) Francophone Task Order (TO). The framework serves as a practical guide for emergency supply chain specialists of partner GHSA nations for the adoption and integration of national emergency preparedness and response strategies. The set of tools, guides, standard operating procedures, and protocols help countries prepare and respond to epidemic and pandemic health emergencies. Chemonics representatives from the GHSC–TA Task Order, the Liberia Last Mile Project and the USAID Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Kenya will share their lessons learned from the customization and implementation of the Playbook in Cameroon, Kenya and Liberia.

Webinar on Vietnam’s Outsourcing Model for Cold Chain Equipment Maintenance

Vietnam’s National Expanded Programme on Immunisation (NEPI) has, since 2010, worked with the Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation to strengthen the nation-wide cold chain equipment maintenance system, using an outsourced services model. Simultaneously, a nationwide internal cold chain equipment management program was established and continues to be strengthened.

On January 8th 2015, Gavi and iaphl_webinarIAPHL hosted a webinar at which the Vietnam team shared its experience with this method of equipment maintenance management. We invite you to join the conversation and ask questions on Vietnam’s outsourcing model as well as share your own experiences related to cold chain maintenance strengthening on the IAPHL listserv.

Download the presentations:

“Viet Nam National EPI (NEPI) Cold Chain Equipment (CCE) Maintenance Outsourcing Contract 2010 – 2012” by Dr. Van Cuong

“Development of a Sustainable Maintenance System for EPI – Equipment in Vietnam” by Reinhold Werlein 

The Demand-Driven Logistics Provider: Resolve reveals lessons learned and best practices

resolveThe Republic of Rwanda’s Ministry of Health (MOH) was searching for a way to better manage the end-to-end fulfillment and delivery of medical supplies throughout the country. They chose One Network and South African-based partner Resolve to deliver a solution that is the first of its kind: a nationwide chain-of-custody pharmaceutical supply service for HIV and AIDS medications and other health care products for a country-wide network. This webinar introduces Resolve and One Network and outlines their journey, lessons, and best practices.

Building Capacity within the Public Health Supply Chain Workforce

On Monday, March 24, 2014, Andrew Brown, the Executive Manager of the People that Deliver (PtD) hosted an update on PtD activities and discussed some of the collaborative efforts between PtD and Implementing Partners to build capacity within the public health supply chain workforce. People that Deliver is a global partnership whose mission is to build global and national capacity to implement evidence-based approaches to plan, finance, develop, support, and retain the national workforces needed for the effective, efficient, and sustainable management of health supply chains. PtD aims to improve the professionalization of health logistics and supply chain management cadres by mobilizing interest and activity in this area. To learn more, visit

mHealth for Logistics: Solving Data Challenges through Mobile Technology

Our webinar “mHealth for Logistics: Solving Data Challenges through Mobile Technology,” is an introduction to the ways in which mobile technology can improve your logistics programs.webinarinvitenoregister_450x328 Achieving visibility into logistics data at lower levels of the health system is always a challenge for logisticians. The purpose of this webinar is to give an overview of some of the mobile solutions available to program implementers. The audience had the opportunity to ask questions of these people who have first-hand experience implementing mobile technology in public health projects. Discussion topics include practical aspects of implementing mobile solutions, such as costs and human resources required, to help participants gauge which options can best meet their needs. Categories of tools covered include:

  • mobile forms for data collection
  • basic SMS databases for routine reporting
  • paying for a customizable generic platform
  • working with a developer to build a new system to your specifications from scratch.

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Additional resources:

General: mHealth Alliance | mhealth Working Group | Join the mHealth Working Group Listserv | mHealth Toolkit | Mobile Data Collection FAQs

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