2.6 Reducing Barriers to Logistics and Supply Chains
Round Two grants support improvements in external quality assurance of laboratory testing, training, quality diagnostics, and policy and advocacy.
This grant will focus on the regional barriers to sustainability of laboratory services which can inhibit the delivery of quality assured microbiology laboratory testing and the collection of surveillance data. Examples include supply chain management and customs regulations in relation to diagnostic equipment and laboratory consumables; government involvement in and capacity for planning and purchasing of quality materials, storage and transportation routes, and organisational / institutional barriers.
International Procurement Agency
Apr 2020 - Dec 2020
- Analysis of the barriers to logistics and freight is completed, to improve understanding of the systems which enhance procurement and delivery of supplies for national laboratory systems
- Assessment report summarising findings and recommendations at national, regional and global level