The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the need for agile supply chains that are adaptable to disruptions. The global health and humanitarian logistics community will come together to discuss challenges and strengthen local connections in order to help, build resilient solutions. The aim of the 12th annual Health & Humanitarian Logistics (HHL) Conference is to provide an open forum to discuss challenges and new solutions in healthcare, disaster preparedness and response, and long-term development. The conference platform encourages learning and collaboration within and across institutions; promotes system-wide improvements in organizations and the sector as a whole; identifies important research issues; and establishes priorities for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), corporations, and the government in terms of strategies, policies and investments.
Representatives from the humanitarian sector, government, NGOs, foundations and private industry, and academia present diverse perspectives in health and humanitarian challenges through keynote addresses, panel discussions, focused workshops, presentations and interactive poster sessions covering a broad set of research topics and applications. The conference is sure to bring together an abundance of professionals active in the global health and humanitarian sectors from around the world. The event is chaired annually by the Georgia Tech Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems (CHHS), NCSU, INSEAD Humanitarian Research Group, MIT Humanitarian Response Lab, and Northeastern University. This year's conference is pleased to have the Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA) as a co-organizer.