Coronavirus (1173) Supply chain outbreak response platform

4 March, 2021

Dear Supply Health Supply Professionals,

WHO SEARO and GOARN, in collaboration with Empower School of Health, is pleased to announce the launch of the Emergency Outbreak Response Platform for 11 South & Southeast Asian countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Timor-Leste). The platform allows you to connect with other supply chain professionals working in their pandemic response teams, as well as national and international supply chain experts. You can also enrol for relevant courses and access various types of resources (videos, PDFs, podcasts etc.). Additionally, you can enrol for upcoming supply chain webinars and events that feature global and national supply chain experts.

We have also uploaded a new course on Procurement and Supply Chain Pandemic Response and Preparedness.

The course is designed to capacitate Procurement & Supply Management (PSM) personnel to fight the current and future pandemics by building awareness, knowledge and skills related to pandemic response and preparedness. The course covers basic principles of public health supply chains, the PSM cycle of pandemic commodities, disposal of pandemic medical waste, Covid-19 vaccine supply chain management, managing PSM data and information in pandemics, PSM human resource management, and quality assurance of pandemic commodities.

You can start benefitting from the platform and course right away by registering yourself on the platform. It’s totally FREE!!!

To navigate to the Emergency Outbreak Response Platform, click here.

Thank you!

Sachin Jagtap

HIFA profile: Sachin Jagtap is an Independent Supply Chain Consultant in India. Professional interests: Procurment and Supply Chain. Email address: