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Preparing for the New Normal: Adapting Health Supply Chains to COVID-19 and Beyond .

Event | December 16, 2020

On December 16, 2020, Chemonics and the Global Health Supply Chain Summit Group co-hosted a virtual panel discussion on adapting global health supply chains to the “new normal” caused by COVID-19.

COVID-19 has caused major disruptions to health supply chains around the world. During this webinar, a diverse panel of experts shared their insights on crucial considerations governments, aid agencies, and implementing partners must take in the following areas: 1) Adjusting countries’ procurement processes to respond to the stresses to global supply chains brought on by COVID-19; 2) Identifying opportunities for investment in infrastructure and local production to enhance vaccine distribution; 3) Scaling decentralized distribution models based on countries’ supply chain system maturity; 4) Leveraging data visibility and innovative digital platforms.


Valerie Chambard-Benalleg Senior Immunization Supply Chain Specialist, UNICEF Health Technology Center

Christine Malati Pharmaceutical Adviser, USAID

Alan Pringle Global Supply Chain Director, USAID GHSC-PSM, Chemonics International

Ladi Stephen Country Director, USAID GHSC-PSM Angola, Chemonics International

Dr. Amit N. Thakker Executive Chairman, Africa Health Business


Dr. Ravi Anupindi Professor, University of Michigan

Rebecca Logan Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management Division, Chemonics International