Supply chains in developing countries often fail to give timely access to quality medical products through government-run distribution systems. Highly fragmented local businesses in health supply chains further lack accreditation and hamper distribution.
How can we design a first-of-its kind strategy for leading global wholesalers, united under the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW), bringing together over 40 multinationals spanning six continents? Strengthen health supply chains in developing countries together with governments and other partners in global health.
GD played a critical role in identifying opportunities in global health for the pharmaceutical wholesale sector and in realizing a transformational partnership.Mark Parrish, CEO IFPW during World Economic Forum
We worked with leading CEOs from AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Quimica Suiza and others to design the first ever strategic framework for their engagement in global health. Drawing on market insights, comprehensive knowledge of health ecosystems and bottlenecks in Africa and Asia, we mapped opportunities for new partnerships with key international and local actors. Together with IFPW, we drew up a holistic vision and business plan focused on four strategic pillars for IFPW’s companies.
We led the process to operationalize these collaborations, commencing with a multi-million dollar 3-year collaboration with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. In parallel, we developed a communication and advocacy plan for IFPW to raise awareness about the industry’s unique capabilities for lasting impact.
We continue supporting the implementation of the IFPW’s four-pillar strategy to improve health supply chains.