Founding Conference (2011)

On June 28th and 29th, 2011, 170 representatives - from 13 country delegations and more than 75 organizations - assembled at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva for the Global Positioning and Harmonization Conference of the People that Deliver Initiative (PtD).

Building on the results of preliminary field research, country presentations, lessons from other fields, and broad-based discussion, participants agreed that there is need for a global initiative focused on human resources for supply chain management, committed to work together towards the common goal of sustainable workforce excellence for health supply chain management, described the specific contributions they would make, and provided consensus guidance on priority interventions and needed governance structures for the Initiative.

Seventy-nine institutions agreed to the Conference Statement of Commitment to Action, pledging their support and action to achieve the shared goal of PtD. The Conference marked a major transition for PtD - from building a coalition with a shared vision to implementing activities to achieve that vision.

Conference Documents:

The 2nd Conference on "Human Resources in Supply Chain Management" (2014)

The Conference had 160 participants from 20 countries. A detailed overview of the conference schedule and the power point presentations can be found on Main Conference Day 1 and Main Conference Day 2. 

People that Deliver and UNICEF Supply Division released a joint press release regarding the 2nd PtD Conference. 

The 2nd PtD Conference Statement and Commitment to Action
The 160 Conference participants agreed on the "Conference Statement and Commitment to Action."

The 2nd PtD Conference Proceedings
On December 17th, 2014, the Conference Proceedings from the 2nd PtD Global Conference was published in the "Journal for Pharmaceutical Policy & Practice" 

Conference Summary for the 2nd PtD Conference
These notes were assembled with the help of seven different rapporteurs and reflect each rapporteur’s personal writing style. The PtD Secretariat is grateful for their help as this document would not have been possible without their support.

Poster Presentations
A number of posters were presented at the PtD Conference. 

The List of Registered Participants 

 PtD Working Group Workshop
On the 27th Oct. 2014, the PtD Working Group Leads held a workshop for members of the three PtD working groups and other conference participants who were interested in the work of the PtD working groups.  The focus of the workshop was to review and discuss the PtD operational plan.

PtD Supply Chain Leadership Workshop with GAVI, UNICEF and USAID
The PtD Workshop on Health Supply Chain Leadership, held on 28th October 2014 at the UN City, brought together key development partners, USAID, UNICEF and GAVI to facilitate a discussion with approximately 100 participants to discuss what it takes to be an effective leader, and to identify approaches for strengthening supply chain leadership and management in countries.