ARC hosted its first experts networking event where a group of 23 professionals from 6 African countries and coming from various sectors in The Netherlands, convened to discuss opportunities for improving the availability of medicines in Africa. The role of ARC was presented, including points of collaboration and platforms to support public health supply chains on the continent were highlighted.
The first Partnership Forum in Nigeria brought various government and private sector partners to align on the goal of improving the availability of medicines in NIgeria. The Partnership Forum highlights the increasing impact the private sector has on strengthening public health care on the continent at large.
The Niger State primary Healthcare Development Agency represented by Dr. Yahaya Na'uzo and Prezzo Shed Investment Limited signed an MOU to facilitate Cold Chain Equipment maintenance training for State technicians. ARC is delighted to have been part of facilitating this momentous agreement.
ARC Nigeria is partnering with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi) to implement student training for entrepreneurial promotion (STEP). ARC’s theory of change includes connecting complementary resources to strengthen the talent in public-health supply-chain management. In Nigeria, particularly, there is a strong need to invest in dedicated and competent supply chain managers and leadership in the public sector.
Despite marginal improvements and millions of dollars of supply-chain investment by development partners and bilateral donors to address system challenges, Nigeria’s public-health supply chain continues to be ineffective, inefficient and wasteful. ARC, in partnership with the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) in Nigeria and the Solina Group, brought together more than 80 Ministry of Health directors …