- Working Groups
- Focus Countries
An Initiative Board has been created as the primary governing body that will develop strategies and provide broad guidance and oversight to support the Initiative’s operations and key priorities. Any member of the Initiative can apply for Board membership.
The Board consists of between 13 and 24 members; these are organizations selected from amongst the membership, except for four ex officio positions (see below). Selected Board Members represent seven constituencies (see below), ensuring there is a balance of the different types of key stakeholders in the Initiative. All members of the Board are full voting members.
The Board includes 4 ex officio members, including:
The remaining 9-20 seats on the Board are selected from amongst the following seven constituencies:
The selection should result in a Board which is diverse not only in organizational characteristics, but also in geographical representation, language, and health program focus. Board members should also bring a diversity of skills relevant to the Board including relevant technical, fund raising, management, legal and governance and financial expertise.
Each Board member organization that is selected from a constituency group appoints a representative and an alternate representative; these individuals represent the organization on the Board and act in their official capacity. The ex officio members of the Board do not represent their organizations on the Board, but rather represent the interests of the Working Group they lead or of the Initiative as a whole in the case of the Director.
While members of the Board are expected to make decisions based on the best interest of the Initiative, the Initiative recognizes that each member organization must act within their legal mandates and capacities. Board members do not owe a fiduciary duty to the Board.
Benoît SILVE, Director General, Bioforce Institute
Barbara STILWELL, Director of Technical Leadership, IntraHealth International
BOARD MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS
A non-profit organization founded in 1983 by Dr Charles Mérieux, the Bioforce Institute aims to increase the outcome of public health services and the impact of aid programs by professionalizing logistics, training, and career development. Based in Lyon (France), the Institute has an office in Burkina Faso and several ongoing international capacity building programs in low-income countries. A leading vocational training centre (diploma and short courses) and major provider of humanitarian professionals, the Institute contributes to professionalizing health supply chain management and logistics as well as humanitarian operations, achieving significant results and setting benchmarks with international organizations and several African countries.
The Bioforce Institute belongs to a number of international networks and alliances and has current partnerships with numerous institutions, and strives to develop connections between French speaking and global networks.
Bioforce at a glance is annually 15,000 hours of training to more than 1,000 people, six diploma-awarding programs including a MSc, four additional training programs with partners, more than 50 short training sessions in France and abroad, five editions of the “Tour de France Humanitaire & Solidaire”, nearly ten on-going programs in Africa, five internet websites, and a strong local involvement in the underprivileged suburbs of the city of Lyon.
41 avenue du 8 mai 1945
69694 Vénissieux Cedex, France
Contact: Benoît Silve, Director, email@example.com
Led by IntraHealth International and partners, CapacityPlus is the USAID-funded global project uniquely focused on the health workforce needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. CapacityPlus serves partner countries and multilaterals by offering state-of-the-art expertise, models, tools, training, and analyses adapted to each context. These services help countries move closer to having the right health worker in the right place with the right skills and support. The project works with public, nonprofit, faith-based, and for-profit organizations contributing to better human resources for health.
1776 I St. NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20006, USA
Contact: Rebecca Bailey, Health Workforce Development Team Lead, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK - CILT(UK) - is the independent professional body for individuals associated with logistics, supply chains and all transport throughout their careers.
CILT(UK) - is the UK National Council of the global organisation CILT International. CILT International now has a presence in more than 30 countries across the world. This network of members and contacts helps to connect CILT(UK) members with worldwide expertise.
As the focus for professional excellence and the development of the most modern techniques in logistics and transport, the Institute aims to encourage the adoption of policies that are both efficient and sustainable.
The Global Fund is a unique, public-private partnership and international financing institution dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treat HIV and AIDS, TB and malaria. This partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities represents an innovative approach to international health financing. The Global Fund’s model is based on the concepts of country ownership and performance-based funding, which means that people in countries implement their own programs based on their priorities and the Global Fund provides financing on the condition that verifiable results are achieved.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Chemin de Blandonnet 8
Contact: Mariatou Tala Jallow, Manager, Procurement Support Service, email@example.com
Imperial Health Sciences is Africa’s leading partner in healthcare supply chain. Our common purpose is to ensure the secure and sustainable supply of quality medicines to the people of Africa. Within the Imperial Group, Imperial Health Sciences is a division of Imperial Logistics Consumer Products division. Imperial Holdings is a company listed on the JSE.
We are extremely proud of our heritage. Imperial Health Sciences was born out of RTT Health Sciences and The Fuel Group, PHD and PHD International grew into RTT Medical and RTT Trans Africa, while RTT Essentials and RTT Consumer Health grew from SCS. Imperial Health Sciences five pillars of excellence are our: management information systems, our quality management systems, our dedicated and skilled people, our world-class capacity and our innovative business solutions. These five pillars of excellence support our goal to always be “Imperial Health Sciences ... and Proud!” IHS is not a logistics company: it is an extension of the healthcare continuum. Our people are conscious of the responsibility they carry in ensuring effective care of patients through the reliable supply of quality assured product.
Imperial Health Sciences is ISO9001:2008 certified for the receipt, storage and distribution of pharmaceuticals and other healthcare products. We provide warehousing and distribution services for over 30 international and South African manufacturers, delivering to more than 6 thousand hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, doctors, wholesalers and health stores. Imperial Health Sciences Central Distribution Centre and our national administration centre are based in Centurion, Gauteng and Cape Town South Africa. Imperial Health Sciences wholly owns and operates warehousing operations under our IHS brand in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Malawi with downstream distribution partners providing reach into 26 countries pioneering the ‘Hubs into Africa’ concept. This means that we offer our services in East Africa and West Africa – in addition to Southern Africa. Our new expansion focus is “mid-SADC” with Lusaka, Zambia, the distribution hub for this region.
Imperial Health Sciences service structure allows our clients to define their own specific trading terms, stock strategies, pricing, credit and return policies. We support both public and private sector healthcare networks across the continent and have international aid and multilateral agency clients.
Imperial Health Sciences
57 Sarel Baard Crescent,
Gateway Industrial Park
Contact: Dr Iain Barton, Managing Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Within the Ministry of Health and through its Directorate for Pharmaceutical Supplies, the General Directorate for Pharmacy, Drugs and Laboratories is in charge of:
Direction générale de la pharmacie, du médicament et des laboratoires (DGPML)
Ministère de la santé - Burkina Faso
Boite postale: BP 7009 Ouagadougou 03
Contact: Arsène Ouedraogo, Director of Pharmaceutical Supplies, email@example.com
Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia
Said Blok X.5 Kav. 4-9, Indonesia
Contact : Russell Vogel, JSI DELIVER, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia
Contact: John T. Harris, National Supply Chain Manager, Johntutuharris86@gmail.com
The Ministry of Health and Social Services, Republic of Namibia
To provide an integrated, affordable, accessible, quality health and social welfare services which is responsive to the needs of the Namibian population.
To promote the self-reliance and coping capacities of individuals, families and communities in collaboration with relevant health and social welfare services partners.
Ministry of Health and Social Services of Namibia
Private Bag 13198
Contact: Jennie Lates, Deputy Director, Pharmaceutical Services, email@example.com
The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition is a global partnership of public, private, and non-governmental organizations dedicated to ensuring that all people in low- and middle-income countries can access and use affordable, high-quality supplies to ensure their better reproductive health. The Coalition brings together diverse agencies and groups with critical roles in providing contraceptives and other reproductive health supplies. These include multilateral and bilateral organizations, private foundations, governments, civil society, and private-sector representatives.
Rue Marie-Thérèse 21
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Contact: John Skibiak, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
UNICEF House 3
United Nations Plaza
New York, 10017, USA
Contact: Thomas Sorensen, Chief, Knowledge Management, email@example.com
In 2010 the University of Canberra established a new area of applied research within the Faculty of Health –Discipline of Pharmacy that seeks to address the area of culturally appropriate competency development in medicines supply management. Using an action research approach we seek to work with international partners (UNFPA, WHO, FIP) and ministries of health to develop localised training solutions.
Our team of pharmacists and midwives have a professional and educational background with in country experience in: Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Activities in this area are lead by Assistant Professor Andrew Brown who is currently the Pharmacy Support Workforce Domain Lead within the International Pharmacy Federation Education Taskforce.
University of Canberra
Bruce ACT 2601, Australia
Contact: Andrew Brown, Assistant professor, Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor is one of the top universities of the world, a diverse public institution of higher learning, fostering excellence in research. It boasts of robust portfolio graduate programs in engineering, medicine, natural resources, law, public health, public policy, business, and more.
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business is a top-rated school offering leadership in thought and action in the diverse fields of business. The Ross School is committed to action-based learning, an approach to instruction that exposes both students and faculty to real-world challenges faced by actual businesses and organizations. The school’s mission is to prepare graduates to lead diverse teams, consider the role of business in society, and build organizational cultures that foster innovation.
The mission of Ross School's Master of Supply Chain Management Program (MSCM), ranked No. 2 in the nation, is to attract and train future leaders and managers for achieving excellence in global supply chain management.
The Healthcare Research Initiative at the William Davidson Institute (WDI) produces independent, multi-disciplinary research to improve access to healthcare in developing countries. Its unique organizational structure helps stimulate stakeholder discussions around new solutions to the many problems affecting global healthcare delivery. Its research intends to support policymakers and implementers in philanthropic organizations, developing country governments, bilateral and multi-lateral agencies, pharmaceutical and vaccine manufacturers, and “patient capital” investment firms.
Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
701 Tappan avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
Contact: Ravi M. Anupindi, Program Director, Master Of Supply Chain Management, email@example.com
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent federal government agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States. USAID programs in global health represent the commitment and determination of the United States Government to prevent suffering, save lives, and create a brighter future for families in the developing world. USAID's commitment to improving global health includes confronting global health challenges through improving the quality, availability, and use of essential health services. USAID's objective is to improve global health, including child, maternal, and reproductive health, and reduce abortion and disease, especially HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis.
USAID's Global Health Bureau supports field health programs, advances research and innovation in selected areas relevant to overall Agency health objectives, and transfers new technologies to the field through its own staff work, coordination with other donors, and a portfolio of grants. Global health issues have global consequences that not only affect the people of developing nations but also directly affect the interests of American citizens.
U. S. Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington DC 20523, USA
Contact: Mark Rilling, Division Chief, Commodities Security and Logistics Division, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Bureau of Global Health, firstname.lastname@example.org
ADDITIONAL BOARD MEMBERS
Advocacy and Knowledge Management Working Group Leader
Senior Technical Advisor
John Snow, Inc.
Technical Working Group Leader
Principal Advisor, Human Resource Capacity Development
Supply Chain Management System (SCMS)
USAID- Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM)
Research Working Group Leader
Chair of the Information and Operation Management Department
Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California