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Logistics for global health and aid
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This week's issue features a journal article in which the agiliy (or lack thereof) of our supply chains is discussed. Keep in mind here that 'agility' in the context of supply chains has a fairly technical meaning.

Furthermore, two articles that highlight health supply chain challenges in developed countries, for blood and for certain cancer drugs respectively; an article about product recalls and how to minimise their impact -- something that those of us who work in medical logistics will have ample experience with -- and more!

Happy reading!

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The Humanitarian Logistics Association recently released a report on 'the world of the humanitarian logistician' (see attached). In it, they report on research done by INSEAD into humanitarian logistics as a job, and the perceptions of humanitarian logisticians of their job. It's fairly short (23 pages of large font with a lot of illustrations -- in fact, it looks more like a presentation than a report) and I would highly recommend reading it.
What do you feel about it? Does it reflect reality accurately?

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An interesting video from the Humanitarian Futures Programme, discussing cooperation between science and practice for aid and development.

And yet more trainings in humanitarian logistics. Field Logistics in Emergencies, in Pakistan bit.ly/Hg4vdy and Australia bit.ly/GTIcee

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i+ Solutions offer 2 grants for Sudanese to follow their workshop on PSM of essential laboratory commodities. Email for details.

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Now why didn't I see this before? The UN Procurement Capacity Development Centre.

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Don't you just love Uganda? The update on this bleg by Chris Blattman is just delicious.

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Started reading @alanna_shaikh's new book: 'What's Killing Us". Knowing her it will be worth every cent.

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This week's feature article is from the fabulous new humanitarian blog from The Logistics Project. This article uses the author's personal experiences of having to fit his family in a small car as an introduction into some important lessons about load planning.

Other headlines include a second article from the same blog about disaster preparedness, and an introduction from ALNAP's Kim Scriven about MSF's new Logistical Innovation and Research Network.

Other articles cover the HIV drug patent pool, drug shortages in the US, Greece, and Australia, the difficulties of improving the pharmaceutical supply line in middle-income countries, and many other subjects.

As always, I would be happy to receive any suggestions for content. Tweet me (@Michael_Keizer) or use the hashtag #humlog.

Happy reading!This week's feature article is from the fabulous new humanitarian blog from The Logistics Project. This article uses the author's personal experiences of having to fit his family in a small car as an introduction into some important lessons about load planning.

Other headlines include a second article from the same blog about disaster preparedness, and an introduction from ALNAP's Kim Scriven about MSF's new Logistical Innovation and Research Network.

Other articles cover the HIV drug patent pool, drug shortages in the US, Greece, and Australia, the difficulties of improving the pharmaceutical supply line in middle-income countries, and many other subjects.

As always, I would be happy to receive any suggestions for content. Tweet me (@Michael_Keizer) or use the hashtag #humlog.

Happy reading!

The new Logistics for Gobal Health and Aid Weekly is out. This week's feature article is from the fabulous new humanitarian blog from The Logistics Project. This article uses the author's personal experiences of having to fit his family in a small car as an introduction into some important lessons about load planning.

Other headlines include a second article from the same blog about disaster preparedness, and an introduction from ALNAP's +Kim Scriven about MSF's new Logistical Innovation and Research Network.

Other articles cover the HIV drug patent pool, drug shortages in the US, Greece, and Australia, the difficulties of improving the pharmaceutical supply line in middle-income countries, and many other subjects.

Happy reading!
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