Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.
Georgia Tech Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (CHHS) is an interdisciplinary research center aiming to transform health and humanitarian systems through education, outreach, and innovative solutions. Research at CHHS covers a range of topics including disaster planning, post-disaster recovery, disease modeling, clinical decision-making, hospital process optimization, and health policy. The CHHS is a key organizer of the annual Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference.
Imperial Health Sciences (IHS) is a South Africa-based healthcare supply chain management firm that works to ensure the secure and sustainable supply of quality medicines to the people of Africa. They are an ISO-certified pharmaceutical distributor, with reach into 26 countries and direct operations in South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, and Malawi. IHS also focuses on being a partner with flexible solutions and joint value creation, as well as developing innovative solutions like Unjani Clinics, Warehouse-in-a-Box, and Supply Chain Academy that address critical supply chain infrastructure and training needs on the African continent.
Institut Africain de Management (IAM) is an institution of higher education based in Dakar, Senegal. IAM offers several courses of study including business, engineering, and information technology. Through its supply chain management program, IAM is working to develop the next generation of African supply chain leaders.
John Snow Inc. (JSI) is a public health management consulting and research organization dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities in the US and around the globe. They currently manage projects in more than 40 countries, focusing on multidisciplinary, gender-sensitive development approaches that galvanize countries, communities, families, and individuals to advance their own skills and create lasting solutions to their priority health and development issues.
LLamasoft enables organizations around the world to model and optimize their supply chain operations for major improvements in cost, service, sustainability and risk mitigation. Their team of industry-leading supply chain experts and consultants are driven to make supply chain optimization easier, better and faster. LLamasoft has worked on numerous global health projects throughout Africa and Central America to manage the distribution of medical supplies in emerging markets, redesign transportation networks to maximize service levels, and coordinate large volume, low frequency shipments of supplies.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.
VillageReach is a nonprofit organization working in the area of medical logistics, specifically the last mile delivery of vaccines to remote rural areas in developing countries. It is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and its main operations are in Mozambique, Africa. VillageReach also invests in and develops social business models that complement its infrastructure needs, such as the VidaGas company that provides fuel for VillageReach’s needs but also caters to local businesses in Mozambique.