Who we are
Rooted in the notion that without trained professionals to manage health supply chains health commodities do not reach the patients who need them, our approach has three strands:
- PtD convenes its coalition members and partners, all of whom have the same ambition: to improve health outcomes.
- PtD coordinates its network of member organisations by providing technical leadership and encouraging collaboration.
- PtD advocates interventions that improve the demand and supply of qualified health supply chain professionals.
Our 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.
We envision a world in which health supply chain workforces are empowered and equipped to maximise health outcomes by improving access to health commodities.
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.