Earthquakes and tsunamis. Volcanic eruptions, mass flooding, landslides, and health crises. Many countries are faced with one of these disasters at one time or another. Indonesia, however, faces all of them frequently, making the country one of the most disaster-prone places in the world!
That’s why preparedness and mastery of humanitarian logistics knowledge and skills are critical to managing disruptions in health and medical supply chains. Realising the importance of capacity building in the humanitarian logistics sector, HELP Logistics collaborated with the Trisakti Institute of Transportation and Logistics (ITL Trisakti) to provide its Medical Logistics in Panedemics (MLP) online training to students and faculty at the university.
The MLP training provides informative insights and practical knowledge on navigating health and medical supply chain challenges during a pandemic or health crisis. The delivered material presented academics and practitioners with a basic understanding of the foundational humanitarian supply chain and medical logistics concepts and processes, with a special emphasis on relationship building, coordination, and information sharing between various sectors and stakeholders.
The training also covered cold chain management and vaccination logistics, from manufacturing and storage to efficient last-mile distribution, taking into account the challenges and limitations involved at every stage of the supply chain.
The MLP training is aligned with ITL Trisakti objectives, a higher education institution focusing on transportation and logistics. It raises awareness of the importance of managing limited resources and anticipating various supply chain needs during disaster response and humanitarian operations.