3 June 2021, by Minh NGUYEN
Human Resource for Health is the cornerstone of the health system. Specifically, in Health Supply Chain system, the health workforce plays a critical role in ensuring that health and immunization commodities can be delivered with the sufficient quality and quantity, in the appropriate condition, at the right time, in the right place and at the right cost. At GaneshAID, we are upskilling of the enablers of health workforce performance and promoting efficient strategies. We aim to generate evidence which are essential to formulate policies for equitable health and immunization outcomes in low-to-middle-income countries.
Health supply chain workforce in the current global health emergency situation
In the situation of increasing global health problems, such as outbreaks, pandemic, thus increased requirements of medical products, it is critical for countries to strengthen their disease detection and epidemic response systems. Health Commodity Supply Chain system must, therefore, be able to meet the evolving public health and health security demands.
As a cornerstone of the system, health and immunization supply chain workforce performance are critical to ensure the response-ability of the system to emerging problems of the supply chain including inadequate procurement and product estimation, lack of transportation capacity, incorrect conditions of storage or inappropriate use, and so on.
Insufficient quantity and substandard quality of human resources for health and immunization supply chain are challenging countries in providing reliable access to essential health products.