Medical Supply Chains

In this April 2, 2020 photo, Tilliesa Banks, right, an emergency services nurse at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, helps a colleague put on a medical face shield prior to their shift in a triage tent outside the Harborview emergency department used to intake arriving patients who have respiratory symptoms. The face shield was 3-D printed and assembled by a member of a network of volunteers using a design approved and hosted by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


This series is part of an ongoing investigation by the Global Reporting Centre, The Associated Press, and the PBS series FRONTLINE that examines the deadly consequences of the fragmented worldwide medical supply chain.