Walter Proper

Organization: International Association for Public Health Logisticians (IAPHL)
Category: Board Member

Walter Proper is the executive director for the International Association for Public Health Logisticians (IAPHL).  Most recently, he held the position of the Director of Field Support for the Advancing Partners and Communities project managed by JSI. He held the position of Director, Public Health Task Order on the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT. He also served for 7 ½ years as the Zambia country director for the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, SCMS, and JSI Logistics Services projects. He has been working on improving public health systems for more than thirty years.  In this endeavour, he has worked extensively in the areas of HIV & AIDS, Reproductive Health, TB, Malaria and Essential Medicine Systems improvement. His work experience includes more than 25 years as senior manager and supervisor of multicultural teams; more than 30 years as a skilled capacity building and organization development advisor/facilitator; more than 25 years as a skilled public health logistician, and 30 years extensive experience in program and strategic planning, including collaborating and partnering with governments, NGOS, donors, and academic institutions.  He has also presented on Supply Chain at international forums, including conducting courses for international organizations such as GFATM and the World Bank as well as for graduate school programs at George Washington, Columbia, Boston University and Tulane. Mr. Proper has direct work experience in more than 30 countries.  He has been an early member of IAPHL and has been serving for several years on the PtD Board/Coalition representing JSI and IAPHL.