The “MedLog Training” you always dreamed about and were waiting for!

30 July 2009

“Certification in Humanitarian Medical Logistics Practices” Distance learning with an individual coach Maximum duration 6 months – average 5 hours/week


… YES you can do it while still continuing to work with your organisation

In October 2007, the logistics humanitarian community requested the Global Logistics Cluster Support Cell to develop a Medical Logistics Training for experienced humanitarian logisticians and humanitarian medical staff dealing with “medical supply chain”.

The MedLog training has identified the specificities and characteristics related to medical supply chain planning, design and operation. It also takes into account the constraints that may affect the supply, storage and transportation of medical items used in medical programmes, as well as the information and documentation needed. The aim is to understand how to maintain the flow, the quality assurance and the performance of a medical supply chain.

A group of experienced logisticians worked together over one year to share and consolidate the best of their knowledge and field experience for the benefit of the humanitarian logistics community. The Steering Committee was composed of WFP, UNICEF, WHO, ICRC, IFRC, MSF, WFP, with IMC, Merlin, Oxfam, UNFPA forming the Observer Group while Fritz Institute was the project manager. The competency model and the case study approach have been built on the existing training environment of CHL and CHSCM (both certification and distant learning trainings) in order to be mutually reinforcing.

After more than one year working on the training material modules, the scenario and the case study, this project will be made available in summer 2009 with an official launch during the Global Logistics Cluster meeting in Budapest in October 2009.

A great adventure with the same objective within the team:

Transfer this knowledge consolidated from years of field experience with a ”surgical quality approach” applied to specific medical logistics issues.


Launch October 2009