2015 Summit

8th Global Health Supply Chain Summit

Dates: November 11-13, 2015

Venue: Radisson Blue Hotel in Dakar, Senegal

Conference theme: Coordinating Global Health Supply Chains to Maximize Impact: People, Processes and Product 

The 8th Global Health Supply Chain Summit (GHSCS) was held at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Dakar, Senegal from November 11-13 2015.  The summit focused on coordination – bringing together the people, products and processes to maximize the impact of global health supply chains.  Participants heard about case studies, strategies, and frameworks for coordination of global health supply chains from practitioners and academics that drew on examples from both public sector and private sector applications.  To explore these topics in depth, as in previous conferences the summit assembled a collection of practitioners and experts in the field including academics, country planners, NGOs, logistics practitioners, pharmaceutical industry and donor representatives.   Presentations were in English and French with simultaneous French-English and English-French translations provided.

Detailed agenda of the conference with links to presentations appear below.


Day 1 (November 11, 2015)
7:45 – 8:10am Registration and Coffee
8:10 – 8:15am Welcome:  Yehuda Bassok, Program Chair, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
8:15 – 8:35am Speaker:    to be announced
8:35 – 9:15am Keynote presentation: Sustainable Supply Chain Improvement through Benchmarking and Analytics

Speaker:  Timothy Wood, Vice President and Partner, IBM Public Sector Operations & Supply Chain Management Lead.  IBM Corporation

Track 1 (Morning): Assessment of Management Systems
 9:20 – 10:40am (T1-0) Title: Ideas and Impact: Benchmarking and Peer-to-Peer Learning Opportunities -Success Stories and Path Ahead

Presentations: Dr Mamessilé  Assih, ACAME; Timothy Wood, IBM, Prof. Ananth Iyer, Purdue University, Steven Harsono, WDI

Panel Discussion with Panelists:   Dr Assih, Timothy Wood, Brittany Johnson, Mercy Mpatwa moderated by Dr. Lloyd Matowe, (Pharmaceutical Systems Africa)

Session Summary: Prof. Ananth Iyer

 10:40- 11:05am Coffee Break
 11:05 – 11:25am  (T1-1) Title:  Assessment of information systems to establish local infomediary data and demand forecast systems for priority lifesaving commodities.

Authors:   Albert Kalangwa (MCIPS, MBA, Pharmacist), Access Global.  Uganda Ministry of Health – Kampala, World Health Organization – Kampala Office (NO SHOW)

 11:25 – 11:45am  (T1-2) Title:  Riding the Digital Health Wave: Integrating Technology Innovations Improves Access to Health Commodities in Tanzania

Authors: Marasi Mwencha, Deputy Country Director, John Snow, Inc. (JSI)/Tanzania; Alpha Nsaghurwe, Director MIS, JSI/Tanzania; Chris Wright, John Snow, Inc. (JSI).

 11:45 – 12:05pm  T1-3) Title:  The Open Source Approach to Global Health Information Systems

Authors:   Sarah Jackson, Technology Manager & Interim Group Lead, VillageReach; Dykki Settle, Deputy Director of Digital Health Solutions, PATH; Kevin Cussen, Technology Manager, VillageReach,

12:05 – 12:25pm (T1-4) Title:  The Use of Data Analytics for Continuous Improvement Processes: An OpenLMIS case study from Mozambique

Authors:  Vidya Sampath, Program Associate, VillageReach; Sarah Jackson, Technology Manager, VillageReach; Tatenda Mutenga, M&E Officer, VillageReach; Dianna Lourenço, Program M&E Assistant, VillageReach; Gregorio Janiero,  Niassa Province Field Officer, VillageReach.

12:25-12:45pm (T1-5) Title:  Enabling replication through “analog components ” for achieving and sustaining massive scale LMIS deployment

 Authors:  Sharath Chandangoudar (co-presenting) Deployment Manager, Logistimo; Ashwin Koneti (co-presenting) Business Development Manager, Logistimo, Bangalore, India

12:45 – 1:00pm Round Table(Q&A)
Track 2 (Morning): Global Health Supply Chain of the Future
 9:20 – 9:40am (T2-1) Title:  Global Health Supply Chain 2035: Preparing for the Next 20 Years 

 Authors:  Edward Wilson, Director, Center for Health Logistics, John Snow, Inc.; Chris Wright, Senior Technical Advisor, John Snow, Inc.

 9:40  – 10:00am (T2-2) Title:  South Africa Control Tower Organizational design

Authors Abré van Buuren, Manager.  Africa Supply Chain Academy, Imperial Health Sciences

10:00– 10:20am (T2-3) Title: Transforming Global Health Supply Chains for Improved Health Outcomes:  Managing more complex and evolving Supply Chains

AuthorsCherno Jallow, Programme Director, Riders for Health-The Gambia

 10:20 – 10:35am  Q&A
 10:35 – 11:05am  Coffee Break
 11:05 – 11:25am  (T2-4) Title:  Meeting Expectations: Operationalizing Global Coordination to Improve Family Planning Supply Chains

Authors:  Renee Van de Weerdt, Senior Technical Advisor, Commodity Security Branch, UNFPA; Glenn Milano, Sr. Public Health Advisor, GH/PRH/CSL, USAID; Kristian Nielsen, Inventory Associate, Procurement Services Branch, , UNFPA; Ashley Nguyen, Senior Associate, Clinton Health Access Initiative; Anita Deshpande, Market Shaping Officer, Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition; Alexis Heaton, CSP Coordinator, John Snow, Inc.; Sarah Laaff, Program Officer, John Snow, Inc

 11:25 – 11:45am (T2-5) Title:   Drones For Social Good

Speaker:   Nick Vyas University of Southern California

 11:45 – 12:05pm (T2-6) Title: Wings for Aid program

Author:    Barry Koperberg, Wings for Aid: general manager

 12:05 – 12:25pm (T2-7) Title: Last Mile’ Distribution of Infection Prevention and Control Supplies to Health Facilities in Liberia

Authors: Sando N. Dogba, Supply Chain Management Advisor, Infection Prevention and Control Activity, John Snow, Inc; Brian VanDeBogert, Project Director, Infection Prevention and Control Activity, John Snow, Inc.

 12:25 – 12:45pm (T2-8) TitleEnhancing Country-based Change in Human Resources for Health Supply Chains – A Stepped Approach for Capacity Development by People that Deliver

Author:  Dr. Andrew Brown, Consultant Executive Manager, People that Deliver Initiative

 12:45 – 1:00m  Round Table(Q&A)
 2:05 -2:40pm       Keynote speech:  Budgeting in-country Supply Chain Transformation

Speaker:  Dominique Bery – Principal, McKinsey & Company

  Track 3 (Afternoon):  Information Systems and Analytics
2:45-3:05pm (T3-1) TitleEvaluating the Performance and Economic Impact of Introducing an Electronic Logistics Management Information System and a Logistics Management Unit in Tanzania

Authors: Marasi Mwencha, Deputy Country Director, SCMS and USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, John Snow, Inc. Tanzania; James E. Rosen, Technical Advisor, USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Futures Institute; Noel Watson, Principal, OPS MEND; Cary Spisak, Technical Advisor, USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, John Snow, Inc; Noela Kisoka, Director of Performance Management, John Snow, Inc. Tanzania; Happiness Mberesero, Senior Public Health Logistics Advisor,  John Snow, Inc. Tanzania

3:05 – 3:25pm (T3-2) Title:  Integrated RMNCH Dashboard: Linking HMIS and LMIS data to improve supply chain performance

Authors:  Erin Larsen-Cooper, VillageReach; Nora Phillips, VillageReach; Roland Kyedrebeogo, Dimagi; Rowena Luk, Dimagi; Edward Wilson, John Snow, Inc.; Marasi Mwencha, John Snow, Inc., Mattias Wiklund, John Snow, Inc., Ola Hodne Titlestad, University of Oslo.

3:25 – 3:50pm Coffee Break
3:50 – 4:10pm (T3-3) Title: Private Sector Information Systems Supply chain lessons learned from the last-mile social enterprise salesforce

AuthorsRowena Luk, Dimagi, VP of Strategy; Fiorenzo Conte, Dimagi,  Project Manager; Nele Groosman, Dimagi, Field Manager,

4:10 – 4:30pm (T3-4) TitleResponsive  adaptive  and  evolving  supply  chain  design:    Managing  the  expected explosion in the near future of variety and quantity of drugs.  Data Analytics for design of effective supply chains

Authors:   Neelima Ramaraju, Director of Global Health Initiatves, LLamasoft; Ryan Purcell, Senior Manager, Public Sector Solutions, LLamasoft.

4:30 – 4:50pm T3-5) Title:  Transforming traditional public health Sierra Leone.

Authors:  Sian Rogers Crown Agents, Practice Lead – Health Supply Chain; Joey Shivanandan, Crown Agents, Supply Chain Specialist

4:50 – 5:05pm Q&A
Track 4 (Afternoon): Vaccine Supply Chains
2:45-3:05pm (T4-1) Title: Uncertainties and Reorganization in Vaccine Supply Chains to Estimate Performance and Storage Requirements:  Evidence from Nigeria

Authors:  Ekundayo Shittu, George Washington University; Shanta Whitaker, LMI; Melissa Harnly, United States Navy; Roger Miller, LMI

3:05-3:25pm (T4-2) Title: A Performance Management Framework for the Vaccine Supply Chain in Mozambique

AuthorsWendy Prosser, VillageReach; Aida Coehlo, VillageReach; Brittany Johnson, William Davidson Institute (WDI), University of Michigan; Ekta Jhaveri, William Davidson Institute (WDI), University of Michigan; Prashant Yadav, William Davidson Institute (WDI), University of Michigan.

3:25 – 3:50 pm (T4-3) Title: Rethinking the Design of the WHO-EPI Vaccine Distribution Chain

Authors: Jayant Rajgopal (Professor of  Industrial Engineering.  University of Pittsburgh; Bryan A. Norman (Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering.  University of Pittsburgh; Jung Lim (Doctoral candidate Department of Industrial Engineering.  University of Pittsburgh;

4:10 – 4:30 pm T4-4) TitleConquering New Vaccine Challenges through Better Supply Chains

Authors:  Taylor Wilkerson, Program Manager, LMI; Shanta Whitaker, PHD, MPH Consultant, LMI 

4:30-4:50 pm (T4-5) Title:  Improving HIV early infant diagnosis supply chains in sub-Saharan Africa: Models and application to Mozambique

Authors:  Sarang Deo [Indian School of Business; Jérémie Gallien, Jónas Oddur Jónasson [London Business School.

4:50-5::05pm Q&A
6:00 – 8:00 pm Cocktail
DAY 2 (November 12, 2015)
7:30 – 8:00 am Coffee and pastries
8:00-8:40am Keynote presentationIntegrated roles of the Public and Private Sectors for Sustainable, Efficient Supply Chains

Speaker: Chandresh Harijivan, Senior partner PwC

Track 5 (Morning): Cold Chains
8:45-9:10am (T5-1) Title:  Pharmaceutical Cold Chain-Challenges and Compliance

Authors:  TBA

9:10-9:35am T5-2) Title:  Passive Voltage Monitoring & Implications for Cold Chain System Capacity

AuthorsEvelyn Castle, Executive Director, Heath Africa; Nikhil Patil, Research and Evaluation, Department Manager, Health Africa; Adam Thompson, Executive Director, Health Africa

9:35-10:00am (T5-3) Title:  Gavi Supply Chain Strategy, an innovative mechanism – the Cold Chain Equipment (CCE) Optimisation Platform.

Author:  Lauren Franzel, Senior Specialist Gavi Secretariat

10:00-10:25am T5-4) TitleLe système logistique optimisé du programme de vaccination du Bénin: une approche expérimentale suivi d’une mise à l’échelle

Authors:  Dr Hamed Idrissa TRAORE : 03 BP 2309 Cotonou Bénin –  Directeur programme AMP Bénin

10:25 – 10:40am Q&A
10:40-11:05am Coffee break
11:05-11:25am (T5-5) Title:  No Empty Shelves: Improving the availability of essential diabetes medicines and technologies in low-resource settings

Authors:  Ms. Betsy Wilskie Program Officer, PATH; Ms. Bonnie Keith Program Officer, PATH; Ms. Helen McGuire NCD Program Director, PATH; Dr. Ki bachio Joseph Mwangi Head NCD Unit, Ministry of  Health, Kenya; Dr. Marie Ka Cisse* Head, NCD Division, Minstry of Health and Social Welfare, Senegal; Mr. Philippe Guinot*Country Leader, PATH Senegal; Dr. Prashant Yadav* Director, Healthcare, William Davison Institute, University of Michigan; Mr. Todd Dickens Program Officer, PATH;

11:25-11:45am (T5-6) Title:  Zambia VMMC Logistics System – Enhancing supply chain coordination through a robust logistics system

Authors:  Chimuka Hampango, Senior Public Health Advisor, VMMC; Derrick Nyimbili, Senior Public Health Logistics Advisor, Essential Medicines Supply Chain Management System (SCMS)

11:45-12:05am (T5-7) Title:  Simplification of logistics tools and mixed report collection models: Agents of HIV/AIDS commodity security in the era of rapid program scale up in Nigeria

Authors:  Supply Chain Management System (SCMS): Ademola Itiola, Abubakar Mohammed, Mathew Attah, Akut Stephen, James Haruna, Bekpanke Iwheye-Adie, Chinedu Obi, Joseph Raji, Anthonia Ibeme, Innocent Ibegbunam, Sunday Aguora. Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH): Oloyede Yekini, Director,  Jummai  Agabus, Senior Scientific Officer (Logistics), Tochukwu Echeta, Senior Scientific Officer. National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA):  Bravo Otohabru, Head, Procurement


AuthorNGUISSIBANDA Paul-Evariste Infirmier Diplômé d’Etat,Chargé de logistique d’approvisionnement, de gestion de stock et dispensation ARV et médicaments associésau VIH SIDACentre de Traitement Ambulatoire de Bangui, Rép.Centrafricaine

12:25 – 12:45pm (T5-9) Title:   Adaptation of the Democratic Republic of Congo National Supply Chain Strategic Plan to On-the-Ground Realities of the Equateur and Tshuapa Provinces

Authors: Olivier Defawe, VillageReach, Program Manager; Wendy Prosser, VillageReach, Program Manager; Gabriel Kaleka Bukasa, World Bank, Consultant; Leonard Matamba, PNAM, Director; Jean-Claude Deka Lundu, FEDECAME, general Secretary; Hadia Samaha, World Bank, Senior Operations Officer; Eric Mallard, World Bank, Senior Health Specialist

12:45 – 1:05pm T5-10) Title:   Making the Case for Investment in Health Commodities and Supply Chains in West Africa

Authors:  Meba Kagone, Regional Manager, John Snow, Inc. (JSI), USAID | DELIVER PROJECT,Bill Winfrey, Senior Economist/President, Avenir  Health; Inday Zosa-Feranil, Senior Policy Analyst, Avenir Health, James Rosen, Technical Advisor, Avenir Health, USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Marie Tien, Technical Advisor, JSI, USAID | DELIVERPROJECT, Jane Feinberg, Technical Advisor, JSI, USAID | DELIVER PROJECT

1:05-1:20pm Q&A
Track 6 (Morning): Supply Chain Integration
8:45-9:05am (T6-1) Title:  Public Private Partnership for maternal health in rural Bangladesh

Authors: Surabhi Rajaram MPH Candidate, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Prof. Ravi Anupindi, PhD Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

9:05-9:25am (T6-2) Title:   Assessing  the  Public-Private  Interface  in  a  Supply Chain  Model  using  Performance-Based Contracting in Senegal: an Ethnographic Perspective

Authors:  Diane Duclos (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine); Tidiane Ndoye (University Cheikh Anta DIOP, Dakar); Loveday Penn-Kekana (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine); Sylvain Faye (University Cheikh Anta DIOP, Dakar); Catherine Goodman (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine); Caroline A Lynch (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

9:25-9:45am (T6-3) Title:  Improvement in systems employed by local vendors through performance management efforts In Nigeria

AuthorsFatiya Askederin (SCMS);  Kolawole Falayajo (SCMS); Iyeme Efem (SCMS); Adedayo Adedoyin (SCMS)

9:45-10:05am (T6-4) Title: Price Monitoring.

Presenter: Simon Conesa, Senior Technical Advisor, Management Sciences for Health, Washington DC.

10:05 – 10:25am (T6-5) Title:  How Africa Will Manage its Own Healthcare Vaccines and Biologicals Products in Africa

Présenter: Professer Cheikh Boye CEO of Africaseptic

10:25 – 10:40am Q&A
10:40-11:05am Coffee break

Authors: Hove R., Kajawu L., Madzikwa N.B., Mudzimu F., Ndhlovu M. S.,  Sabumba R., Sanyanga A.P.  DIRECTORATE OF PHARMACY SERVICES  MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND CHILD CARE HARARE ZIMBABWE

11:25-11:45am  (T6-7) Title:  A coordinated approach to promote State government visibility and ownership of public health supply chains in  Nigeria: The State Logistics Management Coordinating Unit (LMCU) model

Authors:  Supply Chain Management System (SCMS): Matthew Attah, Babatunji Odelola, Abubakar Mohammed, Emmanuel Chiazor, Sunday Aguora, Olawale Durosinmi-Etti, Chioma Nwuba, James Haruna, Bekpanke Iwheye-Adie, Joseph Bonatson, Dinda  James, Akut Stephen, Innocent Ibegbunam SCMS and USAID|DELIVER: Iyeme Efem, Adedayo Adedoyin

11:45-12:05pm  (T6-8) Title:  Stimulating government financing of public health supply chain functions in resource constrained settings: A case study of the Kaduna State Ministry of Health Supply Chain Management Coordinating Unit

Authors:  Supply Chain Management System (SCMS):Akut Stephen, Sanjo Alawode, Abubakar, Mohammed, Mathew Attah, James Haruna, Sunday Aguora, nnocent Ibegbunam Ministry of Health, Kaduna State: Edmund Dambo. Gwazalyen Amos, Yusuf A Umar, Silas H. Tockan, John M. Bulus  

 12:05-12:25pm (T6-9) Title:  Understanding Product flows along a global health supply chain

Authors: Ananth Iyer, Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in operations, Krannert School of management, Purdue University; Gemma Berenguer, Krannert School of management, Purdue University

 12:25-12:45pm (T6-10) Title:   Use of C-DHS & C-SPA for evaluation of a Family Planning Supply Chain intervention – A case study from Senegal: opportunities and challenges

Authors: Issakha Diallo, Convergence Santé pour le Développement, Apt3 Immeuble 19 Almadies/Ngor, BP : 24184, Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal Adama Faye, Institut de Santé et Développement, Université Cheick Anta Diop, B.P. 5005 Dakar-Fann, Dakar, Senegal Francesca Cavallaro, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Anta Tal Dia, Institut de Santé et Développement, Université Cheick Anta Diop, Caroline A Lynch,  Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

 12:45 – 1:05pm (T6-11) Title: Modèle de Distribution Concerté: «Jegesi naa»

Author:  Mamadou Diouf GUEYE,  Chef du Service Commercial, Marketing et Communication de la Pharmacie Nationale d’Approvisionnement

 1:05-1:20pm  Q&A
 1:20-2:20pm  Lunch
Track 7 (Afternoon): Project competition
 2:20 – 2:35pm  (T7-1) TitleReform Project in the National Supply Chain of Health Commodities in Sudan: How to achieve Objectives and overcome challenges, Federal Ministry of Health National Medical Supplies Fund


2:35 – 2:50pm  (T7-2) Title: The Impact of Tanzania’s Supply Chain Management Upgrades

Presenter: TBA

2:50 – 3:05pm  (T7-3) Title:  Vaccine Last-Mile Supply Chain in Kano, Nigeria

Presenter:  TBA

2:05 – 3:20 pm  (T7-4) Title:  Mozambique Dedicated Logistics System Performance Report

Presenter:  TBA

3:20 – 3:35pm  (T7-5) Title:  Projet d’amélioration de la disponibilité des produits de santé dans les points de prestations de services de l’ABBEF. (Burkina Faso) Project to improve the availability of health products in the points of services. (Burkina Faso)

Presenter:  TBA

3:50 pm  Announcement:  Winner of the competition
Track 8 (Afternoon):
2:25-3:25pm (T8-1) Title: African Resource Center for Supply Chain to serve francophone West and Central Africa

Presenters: Steven Harsono, William Davidson Institute; David Sarley, Gates Foundation

3:50 – 4:05pm  Closing remarks
Day 3 (November 13, 2015): Tutorials in Supply Chain Management
8:00 – 12:30PM  Track 1: Process improvement
 8:00 – 12:30PM Track 2: Managing the public and private collaboration

Organizing Committee:

Ravi Anupindi (University of Michigan) | Yehuda Bassok (University of Southern California) |
|Cheikh Saad Bouh (University Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar) |
| Kjetil Bordvik (Senior Adviser – Global Health at Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services) |
| Sriram Dasu (University of Southern California) |
| Amadou Diouf (University Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar) |
| Jeremie Gallien (London School of Business) | Liuichi Hara (UNFPA) |
|Ananth Iyer (Purdue University) | Lloyd Matowe (Pharmaceutical Systems Africa) |
| David.Sarley (Gates Foundation) | Tony Savelli (Chemonics International) |
| Noel Watson (Ops Mend & William Davidson Institute) | Prashant Yadav (William Davidson Institute)|

The GHSCS program committee thanks the following for their generous support:

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