CSCMP Conference Session to Focus on How Supply Chains Positively Influence Health Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa

June 8, 2009

LOMBARD, Ill., June 8 /PRNewswire/ — A major session at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) 2009 Annual Global Conference will focus on how supply chains are helping to improve health and living conditions in sub-Saharan Africa. The conference will be held September 20-23 in Chicago, Illinois.

At the center of the international issue of improving delivery of drugs, vaccines, and other remedies to needy populations is the role of the supply chain. The session, entitled Improving Health in the World and Saving Lives with More Effective Supply Chains, will reveal how supply chains have positively impacted health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa. Opportunities for attendees to contribute their knowledge and expertise to saving lives and improving health around the world will also be discussed.

The session will be presented by Dr. Prashant Yadav, Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program in Spain and Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. He currently serves as a consultant and adviser in the area of global health supply chains to the World Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Roll Back Malaria Partnership, Medicines for Malaria Venture, and other global health organizations.

Attendees who register before June 30 will receive $280.00 US off the on-site rate.

Founded in 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is the leading worldwide professional association dedicated to education, research, and the advancement of the supply chain management profession. With over 9,000 members globally, representing business, government, and academia from 63 countries, CSCMP members are the leading practitioners and authorities in the fields of logistics and supply chain management.

SOURCE Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

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