D8 - Supply chain solutions to strengthen emergency and disaster response


Organised by the FIP Military & Emergency Pharmacy Section


Nita Sood (US Public Health Service, USA) and Jane Dawson (New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand)


This session will focus on innovations and best practices in the pharmaceutical supply chain to consistently ensure availability of safe, effective and quality essential medicines during emergencies. It will provide examples of successful and failed operations. The session will provide practical tips for attendees to implement solutions into their current pharmaceutical supply chains to strengthen emergency pharmacy response readiness.


  1. Guidance on medicines selection, supplies management and rational use
    Yohei Inoue (Narita Red Cross Hospital, Japan)
  2. Resilience of the pharmaceutical supply chain – A neglected issue in Germany?
    Frederik Vongehr (Pharmaceutical Consultant, Germany)
  3. Red and green apples, can we mix them? Civil-military cooperation during humanitarian health actions
    Mauricio Aragno (Médecins Sans Frontières, Argentina)
  4. Formula to help assure an uninterrupted pharmaceutical supply chain
    Alex Kosyak (US Public Health Service, USA)