On May 16th, 27 practitioners from around the world completed the professional certificate program in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management at Georgia Tech, offered by the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems (HHS).
Former head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury, will share lessons learned from Ebola response logistics in West Africa as the keynote speaker at the 2015 Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics next November 18-20th in South Africa. Registration for the conference is now live on the conference website- please see more information in link attached.
This year's conference draws practitioners from across NGOs, government, military, private industry, academia and other organizations to address the role of logistics in areas such as disaster response, health systems and food security and to highlight the unique challenges for global health and humanitarian response in Africa.
This workshop will highlight concepts, challenges, and results arising from the use of models to predict the spread and facilitate the control of Ebola in W. Africa with a focus on the following central themes: predicting and interpreting initial outbreak dynamics, planning and evaluating interventions, real-time monitoring and surveillance, and modeling as a tool for communication.
Out of twenty four teams of undergraduate students in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE), the Emory Winship Senior Design Team took home first place in the Fall 2014 Senior Design Competition.
Abrar Ismail and Todd Shea, professionals in the disaster response field in Pakistan, lead a presentation and lively discussion about emergency disaster response and long-term disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction.