Miquel Serra Soler
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
WHO’s logisticians are the backbone of every emergency response, including the Rohingya crises in Bangladesh. Since September, they have overseen the supply of more than 100 metric tons of essential medical supplies: from antibiotics, life-saving antitoxins, to tents, hospital beds, and water tanks.
Miquel Serra Soler, WHO Operations Support and Logistics Lead in Cox’s Bazar, has more than 17 years of experience in logistics, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. But he graduated from Barcelona University with a degree in Nuclear Physics.
“Logistics is like the oil. If the machine doesn’t have oil, the machine can’t run. Logistics is like adding oil to the machine. If there are no supplies, no one can do their job. If you don’t have transport, no one can move. Logistics is everything. When logistics are working well, people don’t complain, and for us that’s good. When people start to complain, it means the logistics are not working. So as far as I know now, people are not complaining so we are doing a good job.”