The Second Annual Global Health Supply Chain Summit was held in early December 2009 in Zaragoza, Spain. Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), a research institute established by the Government of Aragón in Spain in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Zaragoza hosted the summit. ZLC has been designated by the Ministry of Education and Sciences in Spain to be the National Center of Excellence for research in the area of logistics and supply chain management.
Over 100 professionals from around the world representing academia, government Health ministries, and NGOs with special focus on health care in developing countries participated.
On the agenda were speakers from the World Health Organization, Trans Aid, IBM, Wharton Business School and The Aidmatrix Foundation.
Key questions on the table this year:
-What was the evolution of private sector supply chain in developing countries?
-Would the evolution of global health supply chain be similar?
-Are there lessons that can be transferred between sectors?
Shari Temple, Managing Director for the Aidmatrix Foundation Europe, and Richard Lloyd, i2 Consulting Director EMEA and a member of the Aidmatrix European Advisory Board attended.
Shari addressed the delegates on the topic of supply chain solutions supporting medical relief in the humanitarian sector.