Areas of Focus
Bringing 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 an annual theme and priority topics. Presentations, workshops, and discussion groups provide a platform for showcasing product and process innovations that will shape future healthcare and humanitarian aid delivery. An annual cycle of thought leadership events follow each conference throughout the year.
The 2019 conference in Kigali, Rwanda, focused broadly on "resilience".
HHLC is one of the few conferences that brings together representatives from both health and humanitarian arenas.
Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director at the CDC, and Michelle Nunn, CEO at CARE USA, to share on global health and humanitarian systems response and development in areas such as health emergencies and refugee crisis management.
For the last 7 years, the Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference (HHL) has brought together speakers and attendees from non-government organizations (NGOs), industry, government, military, and academia to identify challenges and opportunities in global health humanitarian operations and long-term economic development.
This year's conference draws practitioners from across NGOs, government, military, private industry, academia and other organizations to address the role of logistics in areas such as disaster response, health systems and food security and to highlight the unique challenges for global health and humanitarian response in Africa.
At this year's Health & Humanitarian Logistics Conference in Malaysia, one interactive workshop, led by CARE, Save the Children, and Catholic Relief Services, highlighted the importance of inter-organizational collaboration in the implementation of a new Supply Chain Management system to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of planning, tracking and distributing disaster relief items.