Laurie Werner | Global Director, BID Initiative

Laurie Werner, Global Director, BID Initiative, PATH

Over the past fifteen years, Laurie Werner has focused her career on seeking sustainable solutions to global poverty and health. She has experience in a variety of areas of international development, including holistic community development, global health, land ownership, agriculture, microfinance, and gender issues.
She currently is the Global Director for the BID Initiative at PATH, which focuses on improving immunization data collection, quality, and use for better decision-making in African countries’ immunization programs. The initiative works in Tanzania and Zambia, as well as with a peer-learning network with countries across the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Previously at PATH, Laurie served as a member of the Decade of Vaccines Collaboration (DoVC) Secretariat where she coordinated various working groups of experts and external consultation events to support the creation of the Global Vaccine Action Plan with WHO and other global agencies.
For eight years prior to joining PATH, Laurie served in the leadership of Agros International, as Director of Program and a member of the Executive Leadership Team. She led a multi-faceted program across multiple countries, managing the program implementation and operations in five country offices in Central America and Mexico.
Laurie is bilingual in Spanish and English, has a B.A. in Sociology from Whitworth University, and a M.P.A. from the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington.


DC Co-conference Day 2 April 4 @ 5:10

Discussion: Linking supply chains to immunization registries at home and abroad

  • In the USA:
    • The U.S. Vaccines for Children program move to centralized distribution and the need to automate the ordering process
    • How IIS are used to monitor vaccine usage, project vaccine needs, budget for future needs and monitor storage environments
  • In LMIC:
    • The need to have systems that provide routine program data as well as supply chain data
    • The integration, interoperability & data sharing of these systems with examples in Tanzania and Zambia
    • How has the linkage of systems allowed the tracking of stock levels and projection of accurate usage rates for more efficient ordering and distribution

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