Resources: Lessons Learned from Cyclone Idai Response

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February 3, 2020
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In the case of a natural disaster, damaged storage infrastructure and the displacement of supply chain staff can overwhelm local and national entities aiming to restore service and respond to the disaster. In Mozambique, however, the response to Cyclone Idai — which occurred in March 2019 — largely avoided many of the most significant challenges that can hinder a public health supply chain's response to natural disasters. The global public health supply chain can benefit from understanding how Mozambique succeeded where others have struggled.

The Global Health Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC--PSM) project produced a guideline and brief showcasing lessons learned from the response to Cyclone Idai: