Supply chain management of medicines and other health technologies during a health emergency response: leveraging national experiences from Latin America and the Caribbean during the COVID-19 pandemic. November 2022
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The general purpose of this study is to provide insights to decision makers and health practitioners on aspects related to the supply chain for medicines and other health technologies (MHT) for emergency response. The main goal is to capitalize on lessons learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic so that countries are better prepared and count on adequate management tools for future pandemics, following an emergency preparedness framework. The study builds on information gathered from official reports and publications, from consultations to key local personnel involved in the supply chain for MHT for emergency response, healthcare staff and practitioners. Additional sources of information were interviews performed to regional specialists from PAHO headquarters, as well as information published by international organizations.
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