From July 18 to 19, health and humanitarian sector professionals will convene in Dubai, one of the world’s largest hubs for humanitarian relief. As a sponsor of the Health & Humanitarian Logistics (HHL) Conference, Chemonics looks forward to exploring disaster preparedness and response, long-term development and humanitarian aid, and global health delivery.
In our presentations, experts will share firsthand experience from the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. On July 18 at 1:50 p.m. local time, Scott Dubin will highlight “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Implementation: Tackling Procurement Systems & Services.” Through a presentation that brings GHSC-PSM’s new UAV Procurement Resource Guide to life, Mr. Dubin will share the project’s experiences procuring UAV services that can reach the last mile in low-resource supply chains.
At 2:10 p.m., Mr. Dubin will explore “Using Internet of Things to Understand Climate Exposure for Ambient Commodities Along In-country Supply Chains.” Drawing on experience from Mozambique, he will showcase how low-cost temperature and humidity monitoring sensors allows for greater understanding and visibility into the conditions experienced by ambient health commodities as they travel along the supply chain.
On July 19 at 1:30 p.m., Ayalew Adinew and Habtamu Tesfaye will share insights on “Redesigning Ethiopia’s Hospitals to Revamp Patient Satisfaction and Pharmacy Services.” Following an assessment supported by GHSC-PSM, Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health pursued the standardization and renovation of hospital medical stores and dispensaries. This presentation will shed light on the patient-centered journey toward standardized infrastructure.
“We’re proud to sponsor this open forum for the health and humanitarian sectors to address challenges head-on and share crosscutting solutions,” says Mauricio Gutierrez, senior vice president of the Supply Chain Solutions Division. “As our experts share successful methods spearheaded by GHSC-PSM, we hope that HHL attendees and the development community at large can draw from our experience using innovative tools and methods to strengthen supply chains, and improve the healthcare experience for those we serve.”
To learn more about the HHL Conference, find the full list of presentations here. Stay updated on all the action by following @chemonics and #HHL2018.