1 December 2020, Webinar 9:00-14:20

Strong and resilient supply chains ensure the provision of quality health products to patients, making them a central component of health systems. The availability of health commodities is vital for the achievement of Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Winter Symposium 2020 shared experiences of supply chain management issues in challenging environments, showcased innovations for expanding the availability of health products, and fostered exchange on agile approaches for sustainable improvement of supply chains according to patient need.

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09:10    Welcome and Introduction, Kaspar Wyss, Head of Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss TPH

Session 1 | Health Commodities - Access and Stock-Outs
09:20    Universal Health Coverage and Access to Health Commodities, Alex Schulze, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (see video)
09:30    Coartem Story - a Public Private Partnership from Manufacturer to Health Facility, Hans Rietveld, Medicines for Malaria Venture
09:40    Stock-Outs in Switzerland, Enea Martinelli, pharmaSuisse

Session 2 | Supply Chains – Preparedness and Responsiveness
10:30    Global Fund - Unite to Fight Covid-19, Cathal Meere, Global Fund
10:40    People that Deliver - the Supply Chain Workforce, Alexis Strader, People that Deliver (hosted by UNICEF Supply Division)
10:50    Humanitarian Logistics, Christian Noske, Kühne Foundation

Session 3 | Transforming Supply Systems - Governance and Innovations
11:40    Governance in Supply Chain Management, Saba Kassa, Basel Institute of Governance
11:50    SMS for Life- an eHealth Project in Tanzania, Carmen Sant Fruchtman, Swiss TPH
12:00    Enhancing National Supply Systems - the Jazia Prime Vendor System in Tanzania, Mathew Mganga, President's Office, Regional Administration and Local Government Tanzania and Fiona Chilunda, Health Promotion and System Strengthening project

Session 4 | Getting Products to Patients - Improving Health Outcomes
13:00    Strengthening Health Supply Chains with Drone Delivery, Tautvydas Juskauskas, Interagency Supply Chain Group, UAS Coordinating Body
13:10    The Contribution of Supply Chains to Patient Care, Elisabeth Reus and Christian Burri, Swiss TPH
13:45    Closing Words, Jürg Utzinger, Director, Swiss TPH