Humanitarian Supply Management and Logistics in the Health Sector

Humanitarian Supply Management and Logistics in the Health Sector

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Emergencies and disaster situations are harsh testing grounds for the logistical and organisational capacity of affected countries, and this is especially true in the health sector. The acquisition, storage, mobilisation and distribution of drugs and pharmaceutical supplies to the victims of a disaster require efficient handling and use of resources. This publication provides guidelines for authorities and organisations for the management of planning for disasters, and underlines the fact that each step in the supply chain should be seen as a critical and interrelated link. The techniques and procedures proposed are multi-sectoral in nature and can be used in any type of emergency operation.Labeling software is available that works with ink-jet and laser printers, both in DOS and Windows. ... Necessary software can be downloaded from the Internet ( enter a€œbar codesa€ or a€œbarcodesa€ for Internet search engines). ... The Portable Data File (PDF) 417 format can encode an enormous amount of information on a small surface and ... priority, presentation unit, source and destination port, consignee, required delivery date, price per unit, and any other type of information required.

Title:Humanitarian Supply Management and Logistics in the Health Sector
Publisher:Pan American Health Org - 2001

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