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Root Causes of Underperformance and an Agenda for Reform in Health Product Supply Chain in Developing Countries

Join us on Tuesday, April 7, when Prashant Yadav shares findings from research that explores the functioning of health care supply chains using a combination of empirical, analytical and qualitative approaches.
 

Background

 
Well-functioning supply chains to deliver medicines, vaccines, and other health products form the backbone of the health system. Health product supply chains in developing countries are fraught with many problems. Ineffective supply chains weaken the overall health system’s ability to respond to the healthcare needs of the population and put treatment programs at risk. Prashant Yadav will provide an overview of the structure of health product supply chains in developing countries and outline the main challenges and their root causes. He will also highlight key areas of reform to ensure that supply chains enable—or at least do not impede—achieving the targeted health outcomes from the increased investments in global health.
 
To RSVP for this event, email Aissa Socorro, asocorro@worldbank.org.
 

Join by WebEx 

Meeting number: 738 414 529 
Meeting Password: April7
 

To join by telephone

Toll #:  1-650-479-3207 
Access code: 738 414 529
 

A light lunch will be served

Presenter

Dr. Prashant Yadav, Senior Research Fellow & Director of Health Care Research Initiative, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan

As a leading expert on pharmaceutical and healthcare supply chains in developing countries, Dr. Yadav's research explores the functioning of health care supply chains using a combination of empirical, analytic and qualitative approaches.

Discussants

Dinesh Nair, Senior Health Specialist, Health, Nutrition, Population Global Practice, The World Bank Group

Eric Mallard, Senior Health Specialist, Health, Nutrition, Population Global Practice, The World Bank Group

Chair

Nicole Klingen, Practice manager, Health, Nutrition, Population Global Practice, The World Bank Group

Materials

Presentation
Root Causes of Underperformance in Health Product Supply Chain
 
Optimal Supply Chain Structure for Distributing Essential Drugs in Low Income Countries: Results from a Randomized Experiment