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People that Deliver

PtD was established in 2011 when 79 institutions came together at WHO headquarters and pledged to strengthen the capacity of the health supply chain workforce while promoting the professionalisation of supply chain roles within the health system.

Housed in UNICEF’s Supply Division in Copenhagen, PtD is governed by its coalition members who represent governments, international donors, multilateral agencies, non-governmental organisations, academic institutions, professional associations and private companies.

Rooted in the notion that without trained professionals to manage health supply chains health commodities do not reach the patients who need them, PtD’s approach has three strands:

  1. PtD convenes its coalition members and partners, all of whom have the same ambition: to improve health outcomes.
  2. PtD coordinates its network of member organisations by providing technical leadership and encouraging collaboration.
  3. PtD advocates interventions that improve the demand and supply of qualified health supply chain professionals.
Its goal is to create a competent, supported and adequately staffed supply chain workforce that is deployed across the public and private sectors within the health system. Find out more about PtD.

Since 1966 SAPICS has worked to elevate, educate and empower the community of supply chain professionals in South Africa and across the continent.

Via its outstanding network of carefully selected education partners, SAPICS is able to direct individuals and organisations to a wide variety of quality training programmes, internationally-recognised certifications and comprehensive resources.

In addition to the world-class education on offer SAPICS provides the supply chain community with a year-round calendar of professional development events as well as the impressive annual conference and exhibition which is considered to be the leading event in Africa for Supply Chain Management.

Find out more about SAPICS.

The International Association of Public Health Logisticians (IAPHL)

The International Association of Public Health Logisticians was established in 2007 to promote the professionalisation of the field of public health logistics through education and information sharing. The association supports logisticians worldwide by providing a forum for members to network, exchange ideas, and improve skills. Members come from over 150 countries, a variety of professional backgrounds, and represent all levels of the supply chain.

IAPHL’s vision is world where strong and well-run supply chains reach all people with life-saving health products.

It’s mission is to enable people working in public health supply chains, especially in the global south, to connect, learn and succeed.

Find out more about IAPHL.

Pharmaceutical Systems Africa

Pharmaceutical Systems Africa is an in-country, team-owned organisation that provides a wide range of skills and expertise in the pharmaceutical supply and management value chain within country contexts. It’s staff comprises experienced health technicians including public health doctors, health economists, hospital managers, pharmacists, social economists and logisticians.

PharmaSystAfrica strives to engage qualified staff drawn from the countries within which it implements projects and provide comprehensive in-country training. Its core staff has deep and broad knowledge of country-specific factors that enhance pharmaceutical management system efficiency and have years of combined experience addressing pharmaceutical management bottlenecks at the local level.

Its technical strategy and outputs are quality-assured by a board of eight advisors; these are drawn from the United States, Canada, Finland, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Ghana.

Find out more about Pharmaceutical Systems Africa.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

MSH works shoulder-to-shoulder with countries and communities to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by building strong and sustainable health systems.

MSH advances knowledge and technology globally to support people locally to achieve health for all. From health ministry to community, private sector to civil society, as trusted advisors, it makes the foundational changes that support the whole health system. MSH works shoulder-to-shoulder with countries and communities to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by building strong, resilient, sustainable health systems.

It is a mission-driven, global health non-profit organisation and for over 50 years has focused on the people at the heart of the health system in each environment in which we work.

Find out more about MSH.

The Global Fund

The Global Fund is a partnership designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. As an international organisation, the Global Fund mobilises and invests more than US$4 billion a year to support programmes run by local experts in more than 100 countries. In partnership with governments, civil society, technical agencies, the private sector and people affected by the diseases, we are challenging barriers and embracing innovation.

The Global Fund partnership model is designed to promote innovative solutions to global health challenges. Countries take the lead in determining where and how to best fight AIDS, TB and malaria. Collectively, the Global Fund harnesses the best possible experience, insights and innovation in the public and private sectors to respond to diseases and build resilient and sustainable systems for health.

Find out more about the Global Fund.

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM)

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global leader in supply chain organisational transformation, innovation and leadership. As the largest non-profit association for supply chain, ASCM is an unbiased partner, connecting companies around the world to the newest thought leadership on all aspects of supply chain.

It is built on a foundation of APICS certification and training and is now driving innovation in the industry with new products, services and partnerships, enabling companies to further optimise their supply chains, underline their competitive advantage and positively influence their bottom lines.

Find out more about ASCM.

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