From Rowing to Steering: An Old Challenge in a New Environment

October 21, 2021 - 8:30am

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the resilience and flexibility of country and global supply chains, as leaders have sought to respond to this period of disruption while maintaining essential health service operations. 

On Thursday, October 21st, 2021 MSH hosted the first in a series of forward-looking discussions with global experts on opportunities for reshaping health supply chains to make them more resilient and efficient. Moderated by Dr. Iain Barton, Senior Fellow at MSH and Founding Principal of Health4Development, this candid discussion focused on how governments are providing direction and oversight over their health supply chains while addressing deep-seated problems and meeting new challenges, managing essential health services, and achieving sustainable development goals.


  • Prashant Yadav, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development and Affiliate Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD

  • J Murphy Wray, Senior Supply Chain and Service Delivery Technical Advisor, USAID South Africa 

  • René Berger, Technical Director, Pharmaceutical Systems and Supply Chain, MSH