LAPTOP Scholarships help young professionals from low- and middle-income countries to defray the costs of pursuing training opportunities in supply chain management. To learn more about past scholarship recipients, look below.
Previous Scholarship Recipients
2021-2022 (Latin America and the Caribbean round)
Barbara Merlain Bonny
As a Logistics Advisor at UNFPA, Barbara wants to tackle the unique challenges that the health supply chain systems are facing in her own country in order to improve access that meet the needs of affected populations, especially in remote areas.
Jesica is a pharmacist in Argentina experienced in supply chain issues.
Jose Ramon Cisneros
José has a joint degree in Pharmacy and Chemistry and works at the health ministry in Nicaragua.
With a degree in bio-chemistry and pharmacy, Grace is a national pharmacy manager in Bolivia.
Riphat is a pharmacist specializing in reproductive health supply access.
Elias Enrique Garces
Elias works for CENABAST in Chile in the logistics management and distribution of health supplies to private pharmacies at affordable and regulated prices.
José Antonio Granados works for PAHO/WHO in Nicaragua, as a consultant where he provides technical expertise for hospitals and Health Centers nationwide.
Ralph works as a pharmacist and health logistician for UNICEF in Haiti.
Jolinette is a pharmacist committed to strengthening the Logistics Management Information System of her organization to increase access to real-time stock data in Haiti.
José Enrique Ventura Pinedo
José is a pharmaceutical chemist, with experience in the public and private health supply chain sectors and in formulating public health policies.
Joseph is a nurse at the Mirebalais University Hospital in Haiti.
Sandra holds a degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and now works as a consultant for the UNFPA LACRO office.
Angel Saucedo Salas
Angel has worked for the last decade in the National Regulatory Agency of Bolivia, where the information of more than 3,000 first-level care establishments of the public health system is consolidated.
2021 (with support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation)
Hope Fortunate Achiro
Hope is a senior pharmacist in the National Medical Stores, planning on helping fix supply chain problems so more lives can be saved.
Olatunde Temitope Bedford-Egunjobi
Olatunde hopes to tackle the unchecked entry of substandard and falsified drugs into the national market.
Abass has a background in public health and nursing, and founded HACEP-Ghana, a youth-led organization providing SRHR services to young people.
Fara Emile Millimouno
Fara witnessed his country’s struggle to distribute healthcare supplies during the Ebola crisis and wants to build up national health systems.
Nkoli is a public health pharmacist contributing to SRH, WASH and supply chain management in the humanitarian sector in Nigeria, especially in the crisis-affected North Eastern regions.
Bikila, a supply chain expert at Ethiopian Public Health Institute, plans to improve and strengthen the national public health supply chains systems.
Prosper Comla Senamede
Comla works in humanitarian logistics; his upcoming training will also help him pilot logistics, transport and distribution operations.
Seblework is a pharmaceutical warehouse & distribution specialist who hopes to help build up a sustainable healthcare supply system in her country.
2014 (with support from Bayer)
Other recipients included: