SUPPLY CHAIN

SUPPLY CHAIN

Efficient supply chains are critical to bringing disease outbreaks under control. However, such crises severely restrict normal trade, transport and administrative activities. The focus of the partnership, therefore, is to improve supply chain logistics so that medical intervention can proceed, despite the challenging circumstances. Inadequate supply chain preparedness and response capacity leads to deadly delays and wastes scant financial resources. With better preparedness, factors that tend to drive up prices can be better managed, and more assistance can be supplied at a lower cost. Recognizing the need for enhanced preparedness and response capacity, the Pandemic Supply Chain Network brings together the complementary strengths of public and private actors. Combining commercial and humanitarian capacities should help surmount supply chain and logistics challenges that arise in major health emergencies