There are two major keys, vital to long term economic development: sustainable improvements in global health and effective, efficient humanitarian logistics.
Currently despite increased availability of financial resources and new health technologies, many health indicators such as vaccination, infant mortality and life expectancy rates have shown only modest improvements around the world. This could be indicative of the need to review the relationship between the global health situation and humanitarian supply chain.
Humanitarian supply chains deliver supplies, relief items and infrastructure assets to support emergency response and ongoing operations of humanitarian organizations that work to relieve suffering, mainly in developing countries.
However having materials and vehicles and communications in place is essential to delivering programs.
The lack of efficient supply chains for delivering health products and commodities is one of the reasons for the slow improvement in health outcomes. Such inefficiencies are especially pronounced in areas of the world such as sub Saharan Africa where the prevalence of communicable diseases is extremely high.
The faculty, researchers and doctoral students at the Zaragoza Logistics Center work with many international partners and humanitarian organizations to address these challenges, creating new knowledge around supply chains for global health, an intrinsic link for future improvement.
We strongly believe that the challenge of global health is significant but not insurmountable and that only evidence based policy research can help us overcome it.
Our work seeks to apply new approaches, in order to make supply chains more robust, effective and efficient.
Global Health Research Group
- Improving Supply Chain Flows For East Africa (2010 – 2010)
- Forecasting for New Global Health Products (2008 - 2010)
- Procurement and Supply Chain Management Capacity Building and Technical Assistance Programme (SCCBC) (2009 - 2009)
- Inter-and Intra-Country differential pricing for medicines: designing a study to understand the Techno Economic Feasibility and Implications of access (2009 - 2009)
- Analysis of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain in the Gambia (2009 - 2009)
- Assesment of the Supply Chain for Pharmaceuticals and other Health Products in Jordan (2009 - 2009)
- A comparative analysis of the consumer valuation of retailer return policies in United States, Netherlands and Spain (2008 - 2008)
- Better Understanding the Role of Private Sector in Health Systems (2008 - 2008)
- Consultancy for Analysis of MSF Spain stock levels for on-going projects and the option of creating a new distribution center in East Africa (2008 - 2008)
- Pharmaceutical supply chain analysis-low and middle income countries (2007 - 2008)
- Drug Resistance Working Group (2007 - 2007)
- HIV/AIDS Monitor (2007 - 2007)
- Mapping Private Sector Supply Chains for Pharmaceutical Products in Developing Countries (2007 - 2007)
- Global Subsidy for Antimalarial Drugs Defining Architecture and management and Building a Coalition (2007 - 2007)
- Global Demand Forecasting for Anti-Malarials (2007 - 2007)
- Mapping and Realigning Incentives in the Global Health Supply Chain (Risk and Incentive study of Global Health Supply Chains) (2006 - 2006)
- Towards a Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA), Mapping the Supply Chain in Zambia (2006 - 2006)
- Supply Chain Risk and Incentive Analysis to Counter Drug Resistance
- Behr JG, Diaz R. Emergency Department Frequent Utilization for Non-Emergent Presentments: Results from a Regional Urban Trauma Center Study. PLoS ONE , 2016, Vol. 11 (1): e0147116
- Hua, L., Behr, JG., Díaz, R. Population vulnerability to storm flooding in Coastal Virginia, USA. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. DOI: 10.1002/ieam.1705
- Diaz, R., Behr, J., Kumar, S., Britton, B. Modeling chronic disease patient flows diverted from emergency departmens to patien-centered medical homes. IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering. Vol. 5, 2015, pp. 268-285
- Privett N., State-of-the-Art in Humanitarian Visibility. Working Paper, 2012
- Privett N., Erhun F., Efficient Funding: Auditing in the Nonprofit Sector. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 471–488, Fall 2011
- Privett N., Gonsalvez D., Visibility in Global Health Supply Chains. Working Paper, 2011
- Yadav P., Van Wassenhove L., Stapleton O., Accessing the Inaccessible! Medicines for Malaria Venture. Harvard Business Review, Teaching Case, May 2009
- Yadav P., Kopczak L., Watson N., When Supply is of Public Interest: Roche & Tamiflu. Harvard Business Review, Case Study, Jan 15, 2009
- Kopczak L., Yadav P., From More to Better: Towards Leveraging Supply Chain Innovation across Global Health Initiatives. Paper, November 2008
- Yadav P., Levine R., Pickett J., Sekhri N., Demand Forecasting for Essential Medical Technologies. American Journal of Law and Medicine, Article, April 2008
- Yadav P., Barriers to Access: An Assessment of Stakeholder Risks and Incentives in the Value Chain for Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT) Treatments. Working Paper, August 2007
- Kopczak L., Saving Supply Chains: Challenges and the Path Forward in Supply Chains in Emerging Economies. Paper, June 2007
- Kopczak L., Johnson M., Can Heroes Be Efficient?: IT at the IFRC. Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Case Study, March 2003
- 3rd Global Health Supply Chain Summit (2010)
- 2nd Global Health Supply Chain Summit (2009)
- 1st Global Health Supply Chain Summit (2008)