How WHO is Fixing Supply Chain Links During COVID-19 Outbreak

Getting humanitarian supplies where they need to go is a game of precision and meticulous planning under normal circumstances. Try adding a global, rapidly evolving pandemic to the mix, and you've described the the current reality of World Health Organization Operations Support & Logistics Chief Paul Molinaro. He is WHO's point man for procuring life-saving COVID-19 equipment and supplies destined for countries hit hardest by the virus...

In normal times, WHO fulfills country requests by placing orders through long-term contracts with vendors who ship cargo via freight forwarders. The COVID-19 pandemic turned the process upside down.

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