Leading Voices: Brief Conversations with Our Experts

Leading Voices: Brief Conversations with Our Experts

Welcome to Leading Voices, a series of short video conversations with MSH experts on a range of public health topics—from supply chain management to malaria eradication, HIV/AIDS, and more.

Supply Chain Management

Rebecca Kohler, Chief of Party
Safe, Affordable, and Effective Medicines (SAFEMed) for Ukrainians

Since 2017, the Safe, Affordable, and Effective Medicines (SAFEMed) for Ukrainians Activity—funded by USAID and implemented by MSH—has partnered with the Ministry of Health to streamline the governance and management of the pharmaceutical supply chain to ensure reliable and affordable access to lifesaving medicines, particularly to fight HIV and TB. Localization has been at the heart of this alliance, working with the government and a local logistics company to ensure treatments make it to service delivery sites. SAFEMed’s Chief of Party, Rebecca Kohler, discusses lessons learned as the program enters its sixth year. Click the image to access the video.

Gashaw Shiferaw, Principal Technical Advisor
Supply Chain Management, USAID’s Medicines, Technologies and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program, led by MSH.
Screenshot of Gashaw Shiferaw from his video for MSH's Leading Voices series.

What steps should countries take to improve their health supply chains? In this short video, MSH supply chain management expert Gashaw Shiferaw explains what makes supply chains flexible and resilient, how the private sector can play a unique role, and why digital visibility of the supply chain is so critical. Click the image to access the video.

René Berger, MSH Technical Director and Practice Lead
Pharmaceutical, Health Technologies and Supply Chain Systems
Screenshot of Rene Berger from his video for MSH's Leading Voices series.

Hear Management Sciences for Health supply chain systems expert René Berger discuss strategies to promote greater availability of HIV medicines by streamlining the supply chain. Berger reviews challenges and opportunities to improve access, the potential for the private sector to partner with governments, and how interaction among major donors might be improved. Click the image to access the video.

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