TechNet-21 - Forum

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  1. Patrick Lydon
  2. Announcements
  3. Monday, 29 September 2014
Passing on this information from Bassok, Yehuda (bassok@marshall.usc.edu) The conference will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark November 17-19, 2014 UN-City Marmorvej 51, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark. The Theme for 2014 is: Transforming Global Health Supply Chains for Improved Health Outcomes: Incentive alignment, outsourcing, partnerships, and performance measurement The Center for Health Education and Applied Research (CHEAR) is excited to announce the 7th Global Health Supply Chain Summit (GHSCS) to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on November 17-19, 2014. The summit will focus on transforming global health supply chains, covering in particular incentive alignment, outsourcing partnerships and performance measurement. It will assemble a collection of practitioners and experts in the field to explore these topics: academics, country planners, NGOs, logistics practitioners, pharmaceutical industry and donor representatives. The schedule includes two days of presentations and discussions and one day of training focusing on relevant best practice tools in supply chain management. Attendees will thus get access to both best practice results as well as “how-to” ideas for implementation in their respective contexts. With the emergence of smartphones and other technologies across Africa, novel schemes to collect and transmit data to monitor the performance of different entities, understand disease spread, remote diagnosis, mobile health, and tracking pharmaceutical fidelity are becoming available at lower costs. Along with shifting macroeconomic and epidemiological trends, these opportunities motivate in-depth explorations of how global health supply chains should evolve in order to best support access to health. Particularly relevant topics include optimal relationships and allocation of functions between stakeholders (both public and private), design of incentives, measurement and management of performance, impact on health outcomes and field assessment of new technologies, and others. In this context, the summit will provide a unique venue for reviewing and discussing multiple perspectives on the latest evidence, research and best practices relating to all ongoing transformations of global health supply chains.


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