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Enabling readiness,
response and recovery
when disruption occurs

Why do current approaches to supply chain sometimes fail?

Here is a snapshot of what this Supply Chain Resilience Framework seeks to address:

  • LMICs create new strategies and models for each unforeseen disruption (e.g. Covid-19, Ebola, cyclones), creating time lags and requiring starting from scratch each time. Many of the existing Supply Chain solutions cannot be easily adapted for a response.
  • International agencies may respond urgently and then leave – and may not be working closely and as part of the national government response, so the response is fragmented and not sustainable.
  • National government response may not be aligned with other health functions in the country.
  • While countries may have SoPs for emergency — it’s important to know what they enable and what they don’t, also how swiftly stakeholders can revert to this emergency mode. E.g. border control issues, rigid procurement processes, inability to unlock funds or lack of reserve funds to be used when there is a crisis.
  • Flexibility – e.g. inability to change programming to address emerging needs
  • Coordination of funder investments with country programming to avoid verticalization
  • Limited visibility – governments unable to collate and communicate demand. Pre-positioning private sector and other solutions (e.g. LMSC)

Guiding Principles

  • Resilience Framework
  • Technical Assistance Providers
  • Common Framework

Develop a shareable
Health Supply Chain
Resilience Framework

built on global experiences
and tested in Mozambique and
the Democratic Republic of Congo

Illustrate the importance
of readiness, response
and recovery
and examine relationships among
key actors in public, private, and
technical assistance providers.

Develop and adopt a
common framework
for response
based on collaboration with government,
partners and donors, and a foundational
set of principles for any disruption.

The Supply Chain Resilience Framework

Health Supply Chain Resilience Framework (2:45)


Presentation  |  2022

Health Supply Chain Resilience Framework

Presentation  |  2022

Presentation at The Global Health Supply Chain Summit 2021

What’s Next?

Next we will be creating case-studies showcasing Supply Chain Resilience, including:

  • The transport outsourcing solution in Mozambique maintained product delivery despite the pandemic.
  • The Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) provides a structured “pre-designed” approach to emergency response. Apply this framework as a structured approach for inform SC systems in PHEOCs.
  • Early investments in Drones enabled delivery of emergency PPE and vaccines to hard to reach areas.
  • Supply Chain Investment Coordination and Advocacy (SCICA) – an approach to resource coordinating for optimal synergy and impact.
supply chain design

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