This report is the first of its kind to look at training evaluation within the public health supply chain. It emerged from an expressed need by the PtD Board to improve the evaluation of training and development activities with less reliance on training intervention outputs (i.e. the number of individuals trained), towards documenting the outcomes and impacts of training activities leading to improvement in health service delivery.
This white paper proposes goals, an approach, activities and a call to action that aim to engage key stakeholders in a harmonised effort to professionalise public health supply chain management, by emphasising a cultural shift in international notions of public health supply chains, institutional shifts in prioritisation of and requirements for supply chain manager positions, and individual opportunities for professional education and networking.
The landscape analysis of immunisation information system efficiency was conducted to better understand the work underway by all global stakeholders in this area. In order to meet global public health goals, including the Millennium Development Goals for improving maternal health; reducing child mortality; and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, efficient public health supply chains are key, thus so is the role of the person tasked with managing this supply chain, the supply chain manager or logistician.
This paper examines the current situation for healthcare supply chains in low- and/or middle-income countries (LMICs), how the public and private healthcare supply chains in these countries are organised, and how they perform using some key availability and affordability indicators. This paper is not intended to be a comprehensive analysis of how supply chain performance or medicine access can be improved; rather, it is a broad situational analysis of how these supply chains are currently organised and performing.
The paper provides an assessment of the human resources (HR) landscape for supply change management (SCM) in immunisation supply chains, which is intended to inform the GAVI Alliance Immunization Supply Chain Strategy.
This toolkit forms part of the country support package for immunization supply chain managers (iSCMs) as part of the implementation of the GAVI Alliance supply chain strategy and is designed to enable and support the embedding of effective people management practices while promoting an understanding of the importance of performance management.
This toolkit forms part of the Country support package for Immunization Supply Chain Managers (iSCMs) as part of the implementation of the GAVI Alliance supply chain strategy and is designed to support anyone involved in change, especially those leading and managing initiatives with a focus on changing organizational behaviours. Many of the supply change initiatives outlined in the GAVI supply chain strategy and in EVM and other improvement plans will result in the introduction of new systems, processes and technology. In order for these changes to be sustainable it will also require a corresponding change in ways of working, behaviours and ultimately the culture of the organization.
The human resources for supply chain management Theory of Change (HR4SCM ToC) provides a useful basis for strategic planning, by providing a foundation for developing strategies to manage the quantity, type, and capacity of human resources required to operate health supply chains. The HR4SCM TOC analyses the conditions needed to ensure that workers at every level are performing optimally, in order to fulfill all the necessary functions of an effective SC system.
As a follow up to the IAPHL and PtD moderated discussion on Supply Chain Leadership, we hosted a joint workshop IAPHL and PtD join forces to better understand Supply Chain Leadership at the 2018 Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference.