Health logistics is a profession: improving the performance of health in developing countries
22 Jan 2009
Director General of the Bioforce Institute (http://www.bioforce.asso.fr), Vénissieux, France
Abstract. "We can now prevent or treat most illnesses by using known and inexpensive techniques, the problem lies elsewhere: it consists in providing personnel, medicines, vaccines and information to those in need, at the appropriate time, in sufficient quantity, reliable and sustainable manner, and at a cost acceptable''.
WHO's report "Health and MDGs for development''
"Given the recognized need for health logistics officers and the present lack of such officers in the countries, WHO/AFRO, UNICEF, Bioforce and partners should urge countries to create positions of health logistics officers in health management teams, coordinate their efforts and mobilize necessary resources to initiate adequate training in logistics for health in support of present move toward greater integration of public health interventions''.
Task Force on Immunization Meeting, Maputo, 2006