Medical Logistics in Pandemics


April 2021


With many different stakeholders, regulations and specific handling requirements, medical supply chains are dynamic and complex systems that face a myriad of challenges. In case of a pandemic such as COVID-19 further complexities and challenges are likely to occur. A major root cause for inefficiencies, losses and waste in supply chains is simply insufficient knowledge. The Medical Logistics in Pandemics (MLP) aims to equip humanitarian aid and health staff with the most essential logistics and supply chain knowledge in the context of medical operations. Special focus will be put on the current response to COVID-19 making sure that the right product and service reaches the patients at the right time, at the right condition and at the right price. This course is a fully blended learning experience that includes self-studying online lectures, challenging quizzes as well as interactive live sessions in a virtual classroom environment.

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You will learn

Medical Supply Chains in the Humanitarian Context

Medical Supply Chain: Good Practice

Navigating Humanitarian Supply Chains during a Pandemic

Target group

Logistics officers and medical logisticians from humanitarian agencies and government ministries

Humanitarian aid worker in emergencies


10:00 - 11:00

Opening session

Introduction to MLP and explanation of how the training works

Jonas Stumpf


Jonas Stumpf is Director Global Programs at HELP Logistics

Jonas Stumpf obtained his Masters in Logistics and International Management from the University of Mannheim in 2009. Before he joined the Kühne Foundation, he worked at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) where he conducted supply chain analyses and provided training courses at headquarters and various field offices in the Central and Eastern Africa region. From 2013 to 2016 he began HELP Logistics’ operations in Asia where he opened HELP’s first regional office and established a broad network of humanitarian actors. In his current role as Director Global Programs he focuses on the design, development and coordination of training and consulting services for global partners.


-         Learn more about the MLP with this short video:


29.4.2021 - 20.5.2021

11 hours of training

Online Event


This training is provided by HELP Logistics, action medeor and Aktion Deutschland Hilft