CIHR funding accelerates nationwide collaboration for pandemic preparedness in Canada’s health system supply chain

September 24, 2020

The Government of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) have awarded $1.38M over one year to Dr. Anne Snowdon to examine Canada’s healthcare supply chain to identify ways to improve the processes critical to managing COVID-19 and planning for future pandemics.

To achieve optimal health outcomes, Canadian healthcare workers and patients require a safe and secure supply chain of trusted products. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted significant supply chain challenges across Canada’s health system including lack of available protective products for health workers, and difficulty meeting the surge in demand for products such as PPE and medications.

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