A strong health supply chain is the backbone of a health system. However, in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), health supply chains do not work well. Patients and healthcare providers lack reliable access to affordable, high-quality medicines, which can lead to poor health outcomes.
WDI collaborates with private companies and governments to improve health supply chain efficiency and effectiveness in LMICs. As an applied think tank affiliated with a university, our projects bridge the gap between theory and practice. We create market-based solutions to the challenges faced by those designing, funding, and operating health supply chains in these countries.
WDI’s Healthcare Supply Chain team focuses on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the systems that make medicines and other health products available to patients and healthcare providers in LMICs. We work with public and private entities to address current health supply challenges and prepare for the trends that will shape future health product demand. Our methods include:
We employ an approach that involves a client-specific combination of WDI staff, and University of Michigan faculty advisors and top-level MBA student teams from the Ross School of Business, who contribute field research and strategic thinking to the development of relevant, viable, and implementable solutions to specific challenges. This approach enables WDI to deploy a lean team that leverages existing resources to increase the return on our partners’ investments and allows WDI to remain nimble and focused on identifying innovative solutions that draw on multidisciplinary expertise.
|WHY PARTNER WITH US?|
|Extensive Experience||We have over 25 years of experience in addressing the challenges of viable and profitable business models for companies seeking to engage in emerging economies.|
|World-class Academic Institution||We have the ability to leverage world class academic and multidisciplinary expertise at the Ross School of Business and other schools and colleges at the University of Michigan.|
|Partnerships||We have developed strong relationships with partners, including hospitals, clinics, nonprofits, and multinational companies across developing countries.|
|Proven Expertise||We have proven expertise in designing business models, testing strategies through piloting projects, and evaluating solutions for effectiveness and scalability.|