News archive from the International Association of Public Health Logisticians, established in 2007 to promote the professionalization of the field of public health logistics through education and information sharing.

IAPHL Welcomes a New Governing Council!

By Rachel Simon on January 23rd, 2023 On January 17, 2023, the IAPHL Advisory Group held its final meeting to elect the Term Members of the new IAPHL Governing Council. This new governing body was established as part of IAPHL’s 3-Year Strategic and Management Plan. We thank all organizations and members that applied to be part of the IAPHL Governin...
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Webinar Announcement: Gender Equity and Social Inclusion in Global Health Supply Chains

By Rachel Simon on September 1st, 2022 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 ...
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IAPHL 3-Year Strategic and Management Plan

Finalized in July 2022, the IAPHL Secretariat and Advisory Group developed a new 3-Year Strategic and Management Plan. It incorporates findings from two assessments conducted in 2021 and contains the following: The definition of IAPHLThe value propositionCore pillars of IAPHLThe roles of stakeholdersImplementation plan Please click the link below t...
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Achieving Shorter Procurement Lead Times during Emergencies

By Rachel Simon on July 25th, 2022 Moderated by the IAPHL Health Commodity Logistics sub-community and Building Capacity to Improve Health Commodity Management in Humanitarian and Disaster Settings Project, this moderated discussion brought together experts from UNFPA, JSI, and PFSCM. A major consideration when opting for international procurement ...
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Gender and Social Inclusion in Health Supply Chains

By Rachel Simon on June 9th, 2022 The discussion began by aligning on key definitions. Gender equity is the process of being fair to people of all genders. Social inclusion is any set of actions or interventions designed to enable each person or community to fully participate in society and enjoy a safe and healthy life despite race, ethnicity, gen...
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Ambassadorship Opportunity: Attend the PtD Global Indaba in Lusaka, Zambia (Application Enclosed)

By Rachel Simon on May 13th, 2022 The International Association of Public Health Logisticians (IAPHL) enables people working in public health supply chains, especially in the global south, to connect, learn, and succeed. The association envisions a world where strong, well-run supply chains reach all people with life-saving health products, and sup...
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IAPHL Quarterly Workforce Development Article Review – March 2022

We are pleased to share with you the 6th IAPHL quarterly supply chain resource review. In this issue, we consulted a number of SCM information repositories, academic, private sector, and SCM experts to select for you the following resources that we hope will inform you, challenge you and keep you thinking about how you can improve your practice and...
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Building Resilient Sexual And Reproductive Health Supply Chains During COVID-19 And Beyond: Community Roadmap for Action and Technical Findings

The COVID-19 pandemic has created acute disruptions to public health supply chains, revealing underlying vulnerabilities in the global supply ecosystem and increasing uncertainty in both the supply and demand of life-saving SRH medicines and products. A crisis of this magnitude demands that we understand what worked well, what did not, and how best...
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Use of Human-Centered Design to Adapt Supply Chains and Digital Solutions for Community Health Volunteers in Nomadic Communities of Northern Kenya

JSI and inSupply Health have published an article in Global Health Science and Practice (GHSP) exploring the Use of Human-Centered Design to Adapt Supply Chains and Digital Solutions for Community Health Volunteers in Nomadic Communities of Northern Kenya. Unreliable and nonexistent supply chain procedures and processes are one of the primary barri...
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Sponsorship Opportunity: Attend the 14th Annual Global Health Supply Chain Virtual Summit (Application Enclosed)

By Rachel Simon on November 11th, 2021 The International Association of Public Health Logisticians (IAPHL) enables people working in public health supply chains, especially in the global south, to connect, learn, and succeed. The association envisions a world where strong, well-run supply chains reach all people with life-saving health products, an...
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FAAL et Bee Skilled: « Certificat d’apprentissage collectif n° 1 : chaîne d’approvisionnement pour la santé »

By Rachel Simon on November 2nd, 2021 Le Fédération Africaine Des Associations De Logisticiens (FAAL) et Bee Skilled lançent un cours d’apprentissage en ligne sur la chaîne d’approvisionnement pour les jeunes professionnels des pays francophones. Le « Certificat d’apprentissage collectif n° 1 : chaîne d’approvisionnement pour la santé » est proposé...
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IAPHL Partnership with the Fédération Africaine Des Associations De Logisticiens (FAAL)

By Rachel Simon on November 2nd, 2021 IAPHL is excited to announce our official partnership with the Fédération Africaine Des Associations De Logisticiens (FAAL), a network of supply chain and logistics professionals based in Francophone Africa. IAPHL and FAAL are working together to expand the reach and influence of our Country Chapters in Africa....
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Welcome IAPHL Congo Chapter!

By Rachel Simon on October 26th, 2021 The IAPHL Congo Chapter is officially launching this November! In order to strengthen public health logistics and improve the supply chain of pharmaceuticals in the Republic of Congo, ACoLOG – Association Congolaise pour la Logistique et la Supply Chain, with the support of IAPHL and the FAAL – Fédération Afric...
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Designing supply chains to meet the growing need of vaccines: evidence from four countries

Immunization supply chains (iSCs) move vaccines from manufacturer to point of use with the added complexities of requiring cold chain and an increasing need for agility and efficiency to ensure vaccine quality and availability. Underperforming iSCs have been widely acknowledged as a key constraint to achieving high immunization coverage rates in lo...
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Sponsorship Opportunity: Attend the Association For Supply Chain Management (ASCM) CONNECT Annual Conference – Application Enclosed

By Rachel Simon on October 10th, 2021 The International Association of Public Health Logisticians (IAPHL) enables people working in public health supply chains, especially in the global south, to connect, learn, and succeed. The association envisions a world where strong, well-run supply chains reach all people with life-saving health products, and...
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Évaluation de la conception centrée sur l’humain pour le développement professionnel et le renforcement des capacités de l’IAPHL: Résumé des Résultats de l’Evaluation

The post Évaluation de la conception centrée sur l’humain pour le développement professionnel et le renforcement des capacités de l’IAPHL: Résumé des Résultats de l’Evaluation appeared first on IAPHL. Original linkOriginal author: Rachel Simon
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Evaluación sobre desarrollo profesional y desarrollo de capacidades de IAPHL: Resumen de resultados

The post Evaluación sobre desarrollo profesional y desarrollo de capacidades de IAPHL: Resumen de resultados appeared first on IAPHL. Original linkOriginal author: Rachel Simon
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IAPHL Professional Development and Capacity Building Human Centered Design Assessment: Summary of Findings

Please click the link below to view the Summary of Findings document for the IAPHL Professional Development and Capacity Building Human Centered Design Assessment conducted in 2021. Versions are also available in French and Spanish. IAPHL Professional Development and Capacity Building Human Centered Design Assessment: Summary of Findings Original l...
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IAPHL Quarterly Workforce Development Article Review – September 2021

We are pleased to share with you the IAPHL quarterly Workforce Development article review. In this review, we focused on a broad spectrum of opportunities and challenges affecting supply chain workforce. These articles include technology, pharmaceuticals, public health, and leadership. In this review, there is a range of topics across the Workforce...
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IAPHL Quarterly Workforce Development Article Review – June 2021

We are pleased to share with you the 1st ‘IAPHL quarterly Workforce Development article review’. In this review, we focused on a broad spectrum of opportunities and challenges affecting supply chain workforce. These articles include technology, and human resources.  In this review, there is a range of topics across the Workforce Development and Sup...
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Listserv Submission Contest!

By Rachel Simon on April 20th, 2021 Now through June 1st, you could win an IAPHL “swag bag” for your contributions to the listserv. What will you win? An IAPHL t-shirt, pin, pen, and a notebook. We will have three winners in the following categories: 1. Most informative submission on the listserv that discusses what is happening in public health su...
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Webinar and Moderated Discussion: Supply Chains for Noncommunicable Diseases

By Rachel Simon on January 19th, 2021 Join IAPHL and the PATH noncommunicable diseases team February 10th at 8:00 AM EST / 1:00 PM GMT for a short 30-minute webinar on the critical importance of strengthening NCD supply chains. Marilyn Noguera, Dr. Josphat Samoei, and Williams Kwarah will provide highlights from projects in Ghana and Kenya that foc...
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Webinar Recap and Recording: Investing in the Supply Chain is Critical to Achieving Family Planning Goals

By Rachel Simon on December 15th, 2020 IAPHL Executive Director, Walter Proper, participates in the High Impact Practices for Family Planning (HIPs) Partnership’s Webinar, Investing in the Supply Chain is Critical to Achieving Family Planning Goals, on November 19, 2020.  For a recap of the webinar, click here. Webinar Recap and Recording: Investin...
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Sponsorship Opportunity: Attend the 2020 SAPICS Virtual Conference (Application Enclosed)

By Rachel Simon on October 16th, 2020 The International Association of Public Health Logisticians (IAPHL) enables people working in public health supply chains, especially in the global south, to connect, learn, and succeed. The association envisions a world where strong, well-run supply chains reach all people with life-saving health products, and...
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Moderated Discussion with UNICEF: Technical Assistance and Health Supply Chains

By Rachel Simon on October 16th, 2020 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 ap...
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IAPHL Ghana Chapter: Health Supply Chain Webinar Series

By Rachel Simon on September 8th, 2020 Join the IAPHL Ghana Chapter on September 16, 2020 14:00 GMT for a webinar on “Building A Resilient Health Supply Chain in Ghana: Drivers, Constraints and Best Practices.” Zoom information is below. IAPHL Ghana Chapter: Health Supply Chain Webinar Series Original linkOriginal author: Rachel Simon
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IAPHL Advisory Group 2020 Update

By Rachel Simon on July 16th, 2020 IAPHL met with our Advisory Group in late June to provide an update on our website and social media strategy, country chapter engagement, and growing membership. To view the full presentation, click here. IAPHL Advisory Group 2020 Update Original linkOriginal author: Rachel Simon
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IAPHL has Joined the Partnership of Immunization Networks (PIN)

By Rachel Simon on July 8th, 2020 As part of expanding IAPHL’s outreach, we are part of a newly formed group concerned with immunization. The Partnership of Immunization Networks (PIN) is comprised of five organizations with online platforms who serve the global immunization community. To learn more, click here.   IAPHL has Joined the Partnership o...
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IAPHL Case Study

By Rachel Simon on June 16th, 2020 Influence, an affiliated organization, conducted a case study on IAPHL last year. Click here to learn how moderated discussions, spontaneous member-led discussions, and requests for support have led to IAPHL’s success.   IAPHL Case Study Original linkOriginal author: Rachel Simon
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Greetings to the IAPHL Membership- November 2019

By Alan Giron on November 13th, 2019 Greetings to the IAPHL Membership.  As you now know, we are in the process of reorganizing the secretariat for IAPHL.  I have taken on the executive director position and we are still recruiting for our social media expert to join the team.  For those of you able to attend the GHSC Summit in Johannesburg, I am h...
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Letter from Executive Director

By Walter Proper on October 25th, 2019 Dear Colleagues/Friends, Greetings from Abuja! I hope that you are all keeping well. I have news to share so I am just going to get to it! My last day as the ED IAPHL is at the end of this month. I want to start by acknowledging funding support for IAPHL from USAID and JSI as well from sponsors such as ASCM, P...
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IAPHL Quarterly Supply Chain Resource Review – September, 2019

By Iember Mker on September 10th, 2019 We are pleased to share with you the 4th IAPHL quarterly supply chain resource review. In this issue, we consulted a number of SCM information repositories, academic, private sector, and SCM experts to select for you the following resources that we hope will inform you, challenge you and keep you thinking how ...
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Recommendations to Accelerate Global Access to Quality, Affordable Health Products

Low and middle income country governments and global health funders spend a lot of money on health products like medicines, diagnostics, and devices to achieve universal health coverage. Governments and health procurement bodies in these countries need to buy these life-saving products efficiently and effectively in order to provide their citizens ...
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Guides to Help Computer Science Students and Professionals

The relatively new career field of computer science is naturally in a constant state of evolution, as technology and the opportunities around it grow. The students and professionals who study and work in the field know those opportunities will continue to grow, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a higher than average growth rate for their e...
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New PRISM Tools Use Span of Routine Health Data

Poor data or a lack of data ultimately contributes to poor planning, policies, and resource allocation in the health sector. To contribute to improved health, the Performance of Routine Information Systems Management (PRISM) tools have been revised to help countries identify gaps in their routine health information system. This new, more comprehens...
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NCDs in UHC: 5 priorities to Ensure Healthy Lives for All

The NCD Alliance has published its briefing paper advocating 5 priorities to ensure healthy lives for all and urging governments to promote health, social services and quality care that meets the needs of all people across their life course. The publication also advances that the prevention and control of NCDs, together with other health priorities...
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IAPHL Blog Article – Medicine for Your Ears: Four Podcasts for IAPHL Members

By Jay Heavner on July 22nd, 2019 Some people listen to music on their smart phones. I listen to podcasts. Lots of them. Probably too many of them. Because there are so many on so many interesting topics… and they’re a great way to fill that time when you can’t pay attention to a screen or read something… and every year brings even more good ones… ...
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Reports of the 2019 IAPHL Sponsorship Recipients

IAPHL sponsored six of its members to attend the Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference which held from July 10 – 11, 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda. They posted their daily experiences at the conference to the IAPHL listserv and have written reports to highlight their participation, lessons learned and next steps. Click below to read their reports. ...
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Zipline LLC Drone Delivery Service Operation

Below is a detailed explanation and resources on the Zipline drone delivery service operation sent by Isreal Bimpe who works with the Zipline Global Operations Team. I am Israel, I am on the Zipline Global Operations Team. Before answering the questions, let me share a few resources that would address most of the questions posed. Here are a couple ...
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Manual for Developing a National Malaria Strategic Plan

WHO has released a manual for developing a national malaria strategic plan towards a malaria-free future. The manual provides orientation on: guiding principles for developing an effective malaria strategic plan (MSP), strategic directions for an appropriate MSP and the processes and steps involved in developing an effective MSP. Access the manual ...
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From Paper Maps to Digital Maps: Enhancing Routine Immunization Micro Planning in Northern Nigeria

BMJ Global Health has released an article on generating and converting routine immunization (RI) paper maps to digital maps for micro planning using the geographical information systems (GIS) approach. It highlights challenges and lessons learnt in moving from RI paper maps to digital maps in a low-income country. Read more here. From Paper Maps to...
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New Health Product Profile Directory for Smarter R&D to Tackle Global Health Priorities

WHO has launched an online resource to guide the development of new health products for which there are limited markets or incentives for research and development. The Health Product Profile Directory is a free-to-use online resource created and developed to provide a searchable database of profiles for health products needed to tackle pressing hea...
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WHO Offers a New Tool and Sets a Target to Accelerate Action Against Antimicrobial Resistance

WHO has launched a global campaign urging governments to adopt a tool to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance, adverse events and costs. The AWaRe tool was developed to contain rising resistance and make antibiotic use safer and more effective. It classifies antibiotics into three groups – Access, Watch and Reserve – and specifies which an...
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IAPHL Advisory Group (AG) Meeting Updates_May 2019

By Ogochukwu Anyanwu on June 28th, 2019 On May 8, 2019, the IAPHL Advisory Group (AG) held its bi-annual meeting with members attending both in-person and online. You can read the updates presented to the group and follow-on activities agreed to by AG members during this very interactive meeting here. IAPHL Advisory Group (AG) Meeting Updates_May 2...
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WHO Technical Briefing Seminar on Essential Medicines and Health Products

WHO is conducting a one-week Technical Briefing Seminar on Essential Medicines and Health Products Policies from November 4 – 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The seminar will include topics on global issues and emerging challenges related to access to medical products of quality, the WHO strategy for working with countries and partnership; and info...
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New Study Finds No Link between HIV Infection and Contraceptive Methods

Dating back to 25 years since the HIV epidemic took hold in many countries, research studies suggested a possible increased risk of HIV acquisition for women using progestogen-only injectables like DMPA-intramuscular (DMPA-IM), Levonorgestrel and Copper-bearing IUD. However, it was not possible to determine whether HIV infections were due to the ty...
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Dangers of Falsified and Substandard Medicines

The effects of trade in falsified and substandard medicines are undeniable. Developing countries are particularly affected since they are easy targets for the illegal trade of falsified and substandard medicines due to insufficient regulations and controls as well as limited access to health care. This publication outlines some dangers and solution...
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Digital Health Investment Review Tool

Over time, digital health investments have been made without the needed time or resources to develop a technical knowledge of information and communications technologies. The Digital Health Investment Review Tool will provide users guidance on implementing and monitoring activities to integrate best practices in digital health programs from incepti...
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WHO Releases First Guideline on Digital Health Interventions and other Publications on Digital Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new recommendations on ways that countries can use digital health technology accessible through mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve health and essential services. Read more about it here. Below are other publications by WHO on digital health. WHO Guideline: Recommendations on Digital Int...
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WHO Releases the 5 Moments for Medication Safety Tool

Following the implementation of the third WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm, WHO has released the Medication for Safety Tool to engage and empower patients to be involved in their own care; and reduce medication-related harm. Read more about this here. WHO Releases the 5 Moments for Medication Safety Tool WHO Releases the...
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