Join MSH at the 46th SAPICS Conference 2024

Jun 09, 20249:00 amJun 12, 20249:00 am

Join MSH at the 46th SAPICS Conference 2024

Supply chain professionals worldwide will gather in Cape Town, South Africa, for the SAPICS Annual Conference June 9–12 to exchange ideas, experiences, and expertise in all things supply chain.

Addressing this year’s conference theme, “Supply Chain Metamorphosis,” our delegation will share our work ensuring equitable access to safe and quality-assured medicines, transforming procurement through group purchasing, breaking down gender barriers in the supply chain sector, and more.

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Workshop 8: The Nexus of Pharmaceutical Systems and Health Supply Chain Management. What is Needed to Ensure Well-Functioning Supply Chains? 

Sustainably ensuring equitable access to and appropriate use of safe and quality-assured medicines demands a comprehensive view that situates health supply chains within strong pharmaceutical systems, as a part of the broader health system. MTaPS, and its predecessor programs, have developed a pharmaceutical system strengthening (PSS) approach that recognizes health supply chains as one of several elements that work in concert to get safe, quality-assured medicines to the population and ensure that they are used appropriately. Participants will learn about the PSS approach and available tools and resources that they can adapt in their health system context.

Monday, June 10, 2024

Presentation: Transforming Procurement through B2B Platforms – How to Maximize Success and Scale

  • Time: 14:00–14:40 (SAST)
  • Location: Meeting Room 11
  • Presenters: René Berger, Senior Technical Director and Practice Area Lead for Pharmaceutical Systems Strengthening and Supply Chains, MSH, and Nicole Spieker, CEO, PharmAccess Foundation 

Group purchasing offers great potential for improving access to quality medicines and many different approaches have been tested with mixed success. This panel will explore the learnings from two African models: Medsource in Kenya and Med4All in Ghana.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Panel: Breaking Down Barriers: Women in Supply Chain Management

Join MSH’s Tiwonge Badze and panelists as we shine a spotlight on the invaluable contributions of women in supply chain management. Highlighting the challenges and triumphs faced by women in this field, the session aims to break down barriers and foster inclusivity. We’ll explore strategies for advancing gender diversity, empowering women to excel in leadership roles, and driving positive change within the supply chain industry. Through insightful discussions and real-world experiences, our panelists will offer actionable insights and inspire attendees to champion diversity and inclusion in their organizations. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation!

Learn more about MSH’s Health Supply Chain Work and NextGen Comprehensive TA

MSH is one of five large organizations designated by USAID as winners of the Global Health Supply Chain NextGen Comprehensive Technical Assistance (NextGen Comprehensive TA; 2024-2035) contract. With our consortium partners, we will partner with USAID to provide countries with technical assistance on their health supply chain needs and develop the capacity of local systems, networks, institutions, and individuals to sustainably manage supply chains and strengthen local pharmaceutical systems. We will also advise governments as they shift from providing supply chain and pharmaceutical services themselves to overseeing private-sector innovations and efficiencies. Learn more about NextGen Comprehensive TA.

Saviour Ongeowun, Inventory Officer at Kiruddu National Referral Hospital