Register Now for Nov 18-20 Health & Humanitarian Logistics Conference in South Africa!


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The 7th annual Health & Humanitarian Logistics Conference will focus on topics related to supply chain management and logistics in global health and humanitarian response and development, particularly in Africa.

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REGISTER NOW ONLINE for the November 18-20 Conference on Health & Humanitarian Logistics at the Gordon Institute (GIBS) in Johannesburg, South Africa.

POSTER SUBMISSIONS are still being accepted: please read the instructions online here as soon as possible to submit idea or email A limited amount of funding may be available for accepted poster presenters.including both disaster response and long-term development. 

The conference draws practitioners from private industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government, and military, who are active participants or interested in health and humanitarian operations,


  • Planning for and Responding to Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Improving Public Health Systems in Developing Countries
  • Health Crisis Supply Chains: Reflections on the Ebola Response
  • Infrastructure and Capacity: Begin Today to be Ready Tomorrow

include representatives from the following organizations:
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Clinton Health Access Initiative, The Coca-Cola Company, FHI 360, GAVI- The Vaccine Alliance, ICRC, Imperial Health Sciences, IMRES Medical Solutions, INSEAD, Johnson & Johnson, Last Mile Health, McKinsey & Company, Médecins Sans Frontières, Medic Mobile, North Star Alliance, OXFAM, People that Deliver, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, UNICEF, UN Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), UN World Food Programme, UPS, USAID, UTi Pharmaceuticals, and the World Health Organization.

THE GOAL of the conference is to identify challenges and solutions in logistics and supply-chain topics related to a broad range of health and humanitarian operations including preparation, response, and recovery from natural and man-made disasters and disease outbreak as well as ongoing humanitarian crises due to war, famine, infectious diseases, and chronic health problems. 

THE AGENDA features plenary panels, interactive workshops, and poster sessions on supply chain management and logistics in global health and humanitarian emergency response and long-term development. The program also includes ample opportunities for networking, health and humanitarian related site visits around Johannesburg, and leisure excursions in South Africa. 

OUR SPONSORS have made this year's conference possible through their generous support: UPS, IMRES Netherlands/Imperial Health Sciences, Walmart, Georgia Tech Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, and Johnson & Johnson. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Meghan Smithgaall at if you are interested in joining our sponsors to support the conference.

Conference Organizers

  • Özlem Ergun (Northeastern University; Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems, Georgia Tech)
  • Jarrod Goentzel (Humanitarian Response Lab, MIT)
  • Pinar Keskinocak and Julie Swann (Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems, Georgia Tech)
  • Lew Roberts and Shaun Rozyn (Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria)
  • Luk Van Wassenhove (Humanitarian Research Group, INSEAD)

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