Webinar and Moderated Discussion Topics Suggested by IAPHL Members

Theme Topic
90-90-90 The first 90: Creating more flexible HIV testing algorithms can create a healthier market for HIV rapid test kits (lower prices, more product options and suppliers, etc.)
The second 90: Supply chain strategies to ensure a smooth transition from TLE and other ARVs to TLD
The third 90: Supply chain strategies to support viral load scale up (reagent rental agreements, network optimization, and more)
Capacity Building Professional development and capacity building of logistics professionals
Active learning, learner assessment, use of scenarios in education, online learning techniques, how to write objectives
What modalities can be adopted to encourage young professionals on capacity building in the field of SCM?
How to measure the impact of training and re-training received by the actors of the supply chain in view of the remaining challenges
Cold Chain Cold chain medicines supply chain, and its effects on efficacy
Cold chain medicines supply chain prospects and challenges in Africa
Coordination/Engagement Donor coordination in supply system interventions and projects
Coordination of all actors involved in the supply chain
Coordination for supply chain efficiency
Involvement of different key stakeholders in forecasting and quantification of commodities for effective management and preventing wastage of resources
Data Management Increasing availability, accessibility, and visibility of true consumption data, in low- and middle-income countries
Improved supply chain network visibility; issues around public health LMIS data generation from the last mile
Limitations and prospects for application of e-LMIS for efficient SCMS practices in middle- and low-income countries
Product visibility including data in the health supply chains
The visibility of product flow and related data within the supply chain for improved data management, traceability, efficiency, and patient safety
Distribution Vaccine distribution integration with other products
Integrating new distribution technology in developing countries
Last mile vaccine delivery to service delivery points (health center and health posts) from district stores
Inventory Management Why are storekeepers failing to maintain stock levels between maximum stock level and minimum stock level?
Emergency commodity management and security at health facilities in low-income countries
M&E Monitoring and evaluation of health supply chain management
Logistic system performance monitoring, evaluation, and control for health care commodities
Measuring the quality and performance of health commodity supply chains and pharmacy services at public health facilities through clients’ (patients’) satisfaction
How to evaluate the cost of transporting health commodities for making decisions for the supply chain system
Quality Assurance How to ensure the quality of the supplies during the entire supply chain network in developing countries
How to ensure the quality of medical commodities within the supply chain
Public/Private Sector Partnership Integrating private logistics providers into public health supply chains
Developing an effective & extensive regulatory framework that covers private logistics providers
Strengthening public private partnership on supply chain management
Sustainability Issues of sustainability in logistics management processes
Strategies that sustain donor-funded interventions to strengthen a country’s supply system
Local sustainability and ownership of a supply chain management system and optimization of resources
How do we sustain and translate the gains of capacity building/training into practical reality?
Programme integration and sustainability of knowledge gain for all commodity areas of the health care sector
How can host countries leverage available resources to carry their countries to the next level?
System sustainability after phase out and/or transfer by implementing partner to Ministry
Measuring the efficiency and sustainability of healthcare SCM in middle- and low-income countries
Unmanned Aerial Systems Accessibility in inaccessible terrain: the advent of unmanned aerial logistics systems
Use of drones in supply chain management
Others Effects of supply chain management practices on performance of the health industry
Role of electronic procurement on the performance of health centers
What has academia got to do with supply chain?
Community involvement in supply chain management: pros and cons
How to evaluate the cost of transporting health commodities for making decisions for the supply chain system
System thinking and effective supervision in procurement and logistics management
Electronic intelligence network system
Green supply chain initiatives from both private and public sectors
Quantification and supply planning
Leveraging resources from public health projects to strengthen a National Drug Quality Management System
Promoting balance between access and safety: challenge to public health supply chain managers
Local content issues in designing health supply chains
Standardization and regulation of warehouses for medicines used in public health programs and in public hospitals
Ways to evolve scheme of service for the supply chain workforce in the public service with defined career progression
Traceability for quality logistics management
Effectiveness of public health supply chain integration in the midst of multiple donors
The role/importance of patient groups (diabetes, hypertension, etc.) in effective SCM
The practice of using digital technologies for tracking pharmaceuticals along the supply chain levels (like barcode and RFID technology)
Health systems strengthening: the role of health supply chain systems in recovering from health emergencies
Health system strengthening for supply chains from the bottom to top level
Harmonization in transaction and reporting requirements consistence with the technology of automation, that is eLMIS
Middle Mile Logistics: Improving visibility and traceability
The place of health logistics in the performance of public health policies
Evidence-based resource mobilization for commodity security
The role the diverse supply chain practitioners can play in minimizing the risk of emergence and spread of drug/multi-drug resistance to infections of public health importance and its impact on the individual and population’s health

IAPHL Sponsorship Guidelines

Logo and link placement on IAPHL website, listserv, event signage, print, and social media for a year 

  • Sponsor’s organization logo with hyperlink to the sponsor’s website is displayed on IAPHL’s website for one year.
  • Logo appears on event signage and banners for IAPHL events during partnership period.
  • Logo appears on IAPHL posters and flyers to be distributed at conferences and events throughout partnership period. IAPHL plans to attend three major conferences in 2018 and will be co-hosting one of the conferences (HHL).
  • Sponsors’ acknowledgement day once every month on IAPHL’s social media (Twitter and Facebook).

Choice to brand and host (1) webinar on sponsor’s choice of relevant supply chain topic

    • Sponsor selects a webinar topic of interest that is also relevant to IAPHL members.
    • IAPHL brands the webinar (e.g. IAPHL will be a hosting a webinar on topic brought to you with sponsorship from organization).
    • Webinars will also be shared on IAPHL’s social media (Twitter and Facebook) to include sponsorship details.
    • Presenter(s) for the webinar can be provided by either the sponsor organization or IAPHL.


  • IAPHL works with the sponsor to determine an appropriate time to host the webinar.

Sponsorship of IAPHL members to attend (1) supply chain conference with branding

  • Sponsor may select which public health supply chain conference they would like to sponsor IAPHL members to attend during the partnership period.
  • IAPHL will announce the conference/sponsorship on the listserv (e.g. organization will be sponsoring x number of IAPHL members to attend y conference) and call for applications from members.
  • IAPHL will cover travel and associated costs for the selected participants.
  • Conference T-shirts, posters, and flyers will carry sponsor’s logo.

Advertisement of events, trainings, and conferences on both the listserv and website 

  • The sponsor may advertise relevant events, trainings, and conferences on the listserv and website for the duration of the sponsorship.

Recognition in ED monthly email to all members

  • The sponsor is recognized in the IAPHL ED’s monthly email to members (e.g. IAPHL is supported with sponsorship from organization). Sponsor’s logo with hyperlink is also included in such mails to promote the sponsor.

Choice to brand and moderate a listserv discussion on (1) supply chain topic of interest to the sponsor that is also relevant to IAPHL members

  • The sponsor selects a discussion topic of interest that is also relevant to IAPHL members.
  • IAPHL brands and publicizes the discussion (e.g. IAPHL will be a hosting a moderated discussion on topic brought to you with sponsorship from organization).
  • The moderator may be provided by either the sponsor organization or IAPHL.
  • IAPHL works with the sponsor to determine an appropriate time to launch the moderated discussion.
  • The moderator is expected to write up a summary of the discussion, to be presented to the sponsor and archived on the IAPHL website.

Quarter page promotional write-up on sponsor organization shared on the listserv 

  • The sponsor can submit a promotional write-up (max 250 words) to be shared on the listserv one time during the partnership period.
  • Write-up may include but is not limited to the organization’s work, goals, success stories, etc.