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  3. Wednesday, 02 April 2014
The human resources (HR) required to run health logistics and supply chains have come under increased focus over recent years with The People that Deliver Initiative formed in 2011. People that Deliver will participate in a three-week online discussion on the IAPHL Discussion Forum to discuss how HR is a barrier to SCM effectiveness, introduce the approach (which is systematic and already in use in a few countries) to address HR issues, and take a closer look at education approaches. Please join in the discussion and share your experiences. You need to be a member of IAPHL to access the discussion, so go to for more information. Week one: HR as a barrier to effective health supply chains 14th to 18th April 2014 Moderator: Pamela Steele, MBA Pamela Steele is director and principal consultant at Pamela Steele Associated (PSA) Ltd, a consultancy specializing in supply chain management in the international development and humanitarian sectors. Pam has an MBA in Supply Chain Management and is a doctoral (DBA) student at Cranfield University, UK, researching the health supply chain in developing countries. She is the incoming Lead of the People that Deliver Initiative Research Working Group. Pam’s career has spanned over 25 years in logistics and supply chain management in international development. Previous employers include UNICEF, UNFPA, Oxfam Great Britain, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and World Vision International. Week two: Taking a systematic approach to Human Resources for Supply Chain Management 21st to 27th April 2014 Moderator: Erin Hasselberg, MS Erin Hasselberg is the Principal Advisor, Human Resource Capacity Development, Supply Chain Management System project (SCMS), and the People that Deliver Initiative Technical Working Group Lead. Erin has worked in public health supply chain management for 10 years and currently manages the capacity development portfolio for SCMS’ global activities across 22 field offices in Central America, Africa, and Asia. Week three: Pre service education and continual professional development as a critical component in HR 28th April – 2nd May 2014 Moderator: Andrew Brown, BPharm, PhD Andrew Brown is the Executive Manager of the People that Deliver Initiative. Andrew joined the Initiative in June 2013 following an Assistant Professor position at the University of Canberra. He is a pharmacist by background with an 18 year career in hospital and community pharmacy before engaging in supply chain management capacity development since 2007. His initial country based activity has been in the Asia Pacific Region with UNFPA and WHO.

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