- December 16, 2010
- Nh Gran Hotel, Zaragoza (Spain)
PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY, GOVERNMENT, NGOs DIALOG ON SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES
Inadequate healthcare supply chains in resource constrained settings contribute to poor product and service uptake, and, thus, limited coverage of the population. This impedes large segments of the population from accessing health products and services, and leads to unnecessary illness and death. There is a close link between the design and management of a supply chain and its success.
Increasing access to health implies, among other factors, creating awareness among the community about diseases and treatments and making resources available to the public. These matters call for the alignment of financing, governmental procedures, health worker considerations, distribution of medicines, etc in order to ensure that the population as a whole will be able to have access to the treatment they need, when they need it. The supply chain field includes several of the factors that need attention and the supply chain directly affects the health outcome of a population. From the factors that are most frequently raised among the health community we have selected three that will be treated in depth at the 3rd Global Health Supply Chain Summit.