2021 Conference Theme

Building Efficient Supply Chain Connections

This year’s conference brought together supply chain management leaders, front-line practitioners and healthcare professionals from governments, NGOs, the UN, private sector, academia to discuss current and future issues, strategies and good practices related to the annual theme and priority topics. Presentations, workshops, and discussion groups provided a platform for showcasing product and process innovations that will shape future healthcare and humanitarian aid delivery. An annual cycle of thought leadership events will follow throughout the year, culminating at HHL2022.

Conference Subthemes/Topics

  • Sustainable Local Procurement: focusing on barriers to selling into the public health and aid sectors, working to strengthen policy around local manufacturing, quality assurance challenges, environmental issues and support to local suppliers.
  • Health Supply Chain Capacity Development: highlighting how the current public health and aid systems can better support health service logistics and workforce capacity development in conflict zones, fragile states and developing economies, with a focus on critical delivery mechanisms such as mass vaccination.
  • Last Mile Delivery: showcasing the latest product innovations in transport technology but also ways to address the challenges in accessing remote communities due to poor infrastructure, outdated transport policies and a lack of resources.
  • Crosscutting Issues: environmental sustainability and benefits of identifying collaborations which have emerged from recent supply chain experiences and how crises have heightened the need to focus on the localisation agenda.

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About the Conference Series

The Health & Humanitarian Conference series is organized each year by the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems (CHHS) at Georgia Tech in partnership with INSEAD, MIT, and Northeastern University, with generous support from corporate and other organizational sponsors.

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