Applying the HRH Action Framework to Develop Sustainable Excellence in the Health Supply Chain Workforce

October 2013

Richard Seifman and Rebecca Bailey, IntraHealth International; and Erin Hasselberg, Supply Chain Management System (SCMS)

To ensure that medicines and other health commodities reach the people who need them and contribute to improved health, people in the supply chain management (SCM) field must understand and apply effective approaches for developing and managing supply chain workforces. At the same time, those in the human resources for health (HRH) arena must recognize the crucial role of SCM in health service delivery and ensure that HRH policies, strategies, and plans systematically incorporate the supply chain workforce.

The objective of this technical brief is to create a bridge between the SCM and HRH communities by describing how the HRH Action Framework can be applied to strengthen the health supply chain workforce, drawing on lessons learned and successes from applications in the health sector.

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