Why supply chain innovations are critical for disease management and prevention

April 20, 2022 by PATH

Health care supply chains are the backbone of every health system, but right now, they are not able to consistently supply essential medicines, vaccines, and medical products that patients need. This is especially true in low- and middle-income countries and for patients living with noncommunicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. Investments in vaccine supply chains, and the rapid introduction of COVID-19 vaccines, have given policymakers and medical suppliers an opportunity to leverage this expertise and knowledge to strengthen health care supply chains around the world.

In this PATH Live Forum, our panel will identify key barriers to supply chain security for medicines and products needed in low- and middle-income countries. Speakers will discuss how evidence-based solutions to supply chain challenges can lead to better care and disease management for more people.

Bhavya Gowda, MSPH
, Senior Market Dynamics Officer, PATH
Helen McGuire, MHSc, NCD Global Program Leader, PATH (Moderator)
Karan Sagar, MD, Head, Effective Vaccine Management, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Josphat Samoei, MSc, Supply Chain Specialist, PATH
Prashant Yadav, PhD, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development; Professor, INSEAD; Member, Coalition for Access to NCD Medicines and Products

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