So, after a year's planning the HLA has a new look and a new strategy that we will be rolling out over the next few weeks and months. Our aim is to provide our members with much more value than ever before and to develop a stronger and more complementary network that supports the evolution of humanitarian logistics. Please watch this space for more updates and follow us via our social media channels.

Meanwhile, do plan on joining us at the Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference from 20 to 22 September. The three key elements - local procurement, health supply chain capacity strengthening and last mile - are linked to new advocacy groups, which are a component of the new HLA strategy. If you are affiliated with an NGO or are from the Public Sector in a low or low and middle income country you can apply for complementary registration.