Health logistics capacity building

Leen Jille, UNICEF Mozambique | 09 September 2010 | 0 comments

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This was originally published as a lessons learned document by Leen Jille, Consultant, Child Health and Nutrition Section, UNICEF Mozambique

Globally, the majority of supplies procured by UNICEF are used to support the scaling up of key results for child survival and development. 

The main focus lies in procuring and shipping supplies to countries in a smooth, transparent and efficient manner. However, risks associated with efficiency losses and wastage of supplies once these are introduced into the national supply chain systems were rarely taken into consideration. 

In that context, this innovative approach focused on strengthening the national supply chain systems. 

As a pilot, UNICEF supported a wide range of activities, including on-the-job training, development of an operational plan for the rehabilitation and re-design of warehouses, introduction of a computerised stock management system and development of a strategic approach for professionalising the public health supply chain. 

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