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The importance of supply chain management in health systems strengthening

Representatives from various countries discuss the challenges that can arise when supply chains cannot meet the needs of the health system.

Watching this video, we counted over 16 distinct challenges that were mentioned including (but not limited to): fragmentation of the supply chain system with different donors and poor coordination between them; a mismatch between the procurement systems and the warehousing and distribution capacity; weak data management; under resourced staff capacity; geographical challenges, especially for the ‘last mile’; and little integration between the supplies of nutrition, immunisation and medical commodities.

In your country context, what would be the top three supply chain management challenges?

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