COVID-19 loosening its grip on health systems' supply chains: WHO

Hospitals and health systems are recovering from pandemic-induced supply issues, the World Health Organization said May 2. 

There are "major signs" of recovery among hospitals across 84 countries, the WHO said, as the amount of disrupted services decreased from 56 percent between July 2020 and September 2020 to 23 percent between November 2022 and January 2023. 

These disruptions are caused by demand and supply issues, the organization said. Within the last year, the number of countries reporting supply disruptions fell from 49 percent to 27 percent.

The global supply chain pressure index tracked by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is also showing a monthslong decline of issues as the supply chain has "largely normalized."

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