Project Optimize, a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH, aims to provide national immunization programs with recommendations to build integrated health supply systems, including strategic linkages with the parastatal and private sector. Ultimately, integration will allow public health programs to reduce uncertainties and risks, achieve economies of scale, shorten delivery lead times, improve procurement, provide better incentives for health workers, and improve quality of service to clients.

Corporate author(s): PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: July 2012

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Reducing the Need for Parallel Supply Chains

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Reducing the Need for Parallel Supply Chains [French]

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Also known as: Réduire l'Intérêt des Chaînes d'Approvisionnement Parallèles

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