Needs Assessments for Supply Chain and Logistics in Humanitarian Emergencies
*Recommended Audience: Introductory/Undergraduate Students and Young Professionals/Graduate Students
In crisis settings, it is critical to conduct a needs assessment to identify priority areas and inform drug supply and distribution. The assessment must identify not only the level of demand and necessary mechanisms to order reproductive health kits and implement the Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP), but also the mechanisms for implementing comprehensive reproductive health services through sustainable supply lines. Throughout the crisis, agencies must begin to collect data on existing supply chain resources at the onset, in order to support evidence-based program design and ensure sustainable provision of comprehensive reproductive health services. This session will explain the necessary considerations in conducting a step by step needs assessment for both the initial supply and transition to comprehensive reproductive health services.
Speaker: Jacob Sprang, John Snow Inc.