The International Association of Public Health Logisticians was established in 2007 to promote the professionalization of the field of public health logistics through education and information sharing. The association supports logisticians worldwide by providing a forum where members can network, exchange ideas, and improve professional skills. Members come from nearly 140 countries, a variety of professional backgrounds, and represent all levels of the supply chain.
The IAPHL E-Learning Resources webpage highlights suggested SCM-related learning content such as e-courses, videos, and other learning online materials, all free of charge, access the webpage here
The IRC’s goals are to:
- create an ecosystem of professionals and organisations who are interested in Public Health PSM
- create a discussion platform for public sector, NGOs and private sector; students and professionals; donors, technical organisations and vendors
- create learning and development opportunities for professional growth (topics that will be covered within the IRC will include – leadership, general management, PSM policies and strategy, HR, financial management, information systems, regulatory, quality, functional topics including procurement, forecasting, inventory management, distribution, rational use, adoption and uptake of new commodities, and more)
- share information about new projects and consultancy opportunities
PSA's online leadership questionnaire measures technical, management and leadership competencies covering six key areas of health supply chain work as set out in the People that Deliver (PtD) Health Supply Chain Competency Framework for Managers and Leaders.
JSI's Supply Chain Manager’s Handbook is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in learning about and understanding the key principles and concepts of supply chain management for health commodities.
The Learning and Professional Training Opportunities (LAPTOP) is the go-to course finder that offers a world of training opportunities in supply chain management.
LAPTOP is a joint initiative between the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC) and PtD designed to help improve skills, advance career,s and find the right course – at the right time, the right place and the right price.
Courses focus on the development of practical skills that can help professionalize the management of public sector supply chains and therefore improve product availability.
The Knowledge Gateway is an electronic communication platform that connects people working in health and development through virtual networks and online discussions to facilitate knowledge sharing and exchange.
The People that Deliver Knowledge Gateway is an interactive tool aimed at all people and organizations interested in bringing a contribution to PtD.
Through its many tools and applications (discussion forum, library, calendar, inbox, etc.), members can network more easily and share a great amount of information, opinions, and ideas about health systems and improving supply chain management, best practices, professional training, tools and guidelines, new initiatives, etc.
WHO AIDS Medicines and Diagnostics Service (AMDS) has created an online platform to access procurement and supply management (PSM) tools.
The tools are developed, published and submitted by AMDS partners and are regularly updated. The database of tools is maintained by i+solutions.