Emergencies and disaster situations are harsh testing grounds for the logistical and organisational capacity of affected countries, and this is especially true in the health sector. The acquisition, storage, mobilisation and distribution of drugs and pharmaceutical supplies to the victims of a disaster require efficient handling and use of resources. This publication provides guidelines for authorities and organisations for the management of planning for disasters, and underlines the fact that each step in the supply chain should be seen as a critical and interrelated link. The techniques and procedures proposed are multi-sectoral in nature and can be used in any type of emergency operation.Table 10.4 shows examples of average fuel consumption for different types of vehicles. These averages are only for reference, since they can vary depending on the characteristics of the route, the load, the speed, and other factors.
|Title||:||Humanitarian Supply Management and Logistics in the Health Sector|
|Publisher||:||Pan American Health Org - 2001|