The ability to control malaria is directly affected by delays and inefficiencies around diagnosis and distribution. Dr Jérémie Gallien applies the supply chain science to global health delivery systems.
Research covered 16 of 72 district pharmacies receiving medicine from a central warehouse in Lusaka (Zambia). Districts sent drugs to 1,500 smaller health centres. The results proved that inventory control and transportation planning was the biggest problem – in essence, supply chain management.
See the infographic on how this research is improving anti-malarial drug supply
Hear from Jérémie Gallien, Associate Professor of Management, Science and Operations