Guest Organisation
Africa Resource Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management (ARC_ESM)
Africa Resource Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management (ARC_ESM)

ARC_ESM was established as an independent advisor and strategic partner to provide support to Ministries of Health, Agencies, Donors and Partners. The Center has adopted a theory of change that outlines a vision to complement other actors to accelerate and sustain improvement in key supply chain outcomes.

www.africaresourcecentre.org
Amref Health Africa
Amref Health Africa

Amref Health Africa is the largest Africa-based international health development organisation; currently implementing more than 170 programs, directly reaching more than 7 million people and 30 million indirectly across 35 African countries (in 2020 alone). Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, Amref Health Africa has offices in seven country offices in Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, South Sudan, Zambia, Senegal. An additional eleven advocacy and fundraising offices are located in Europe and North America. Amref Health Africa’s vision is that of ‘Lasting health change in Africa’, with a mission to increase sustainable health access to communities in Africa through solutions in human resources for health, health service delivery, and investments in health.

www.amref.org
Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd
Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd

With a 160-year heritage, Aspen is a global specialty and branded multinational pharmaceutical company with a presence in both emerging and developed markets with approximately 10 000 employees at 70 established business operations in 55 countries. We improve the health of patients in more than 150 countries through our high quality, affordable products. Our key business segments are Manufacturing and Commercial Pharmaceuticals comprising Regional Brands and Sterile Focus Brands that include Anaesthetics and Thrombosis products.

www.aspenpharma.com
Botswana Medicines Regulatory Authority
Botswana Medicines Regulatory Authority

The Medicines Regulatory Authority is a corporate body, established by the Parliament of Botswana, under Section 3 of the Medicines and Related Substances Act (“MRSA”) and commonly referred to as the Botswana Medicines Regulatory Authority or BoMRA. BoMRA commenced operations in January 2018, with the mandate of ensuring the safety, efficacy and quality of medicines and related substances, which includes human and veterinary medicines, medical devices and cosmetics in Botswana. BoMRA regulates the supply chain of medicines, medical devices and cosmetics through registration of products, licensing of entities dealing in such products and pharmacovigilance activities to monitor products once in the market. In late 2018, it adopted its maiden 5 - year strategy with one of its key targets being to reach Maturity Level three (ML3), as evaluated against the World Health Organisation Global Benchmarking Tool.

www.bomra.co.bw
Burundi Red Cross
Burundi Red Cross

The National Society of the Burundi Red Cross, Auxiliary of Public Authorities, initiates and implements programs to prevent and alleviate the suffering of the community throughout the country. The Burundi Red Cross (1963), being one of the three components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, to which the ICRC and IFRC also belong, was founded on the fundamental principles of the Movement, namely: Humanity; Impartiality; Neutrality Independence; volunteering; Unity; Universality.

www.croixrouge.bi
Community Health And Information Network (CHAIN)
Community Health And Information Network (CHAIN)

Community Health And Information Network (CHAIN) is a not for profit Civil Society Organization set up in 2004 in Uganda. Through the community engagement model, CHAIN promotes the empowerment of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, TB, Malaria and NCDs; Offers capacity building to community based organizations, supports orphans & vulnerable children and their guardians, youth, women, most at risk populations and other vulnerable people in the community. CHAIN also promotes patient safety and patient centered health care. CHAIN is the secretariat of the Uganda Alliance of Patient Organizations (UAPO), an Alliance that brings together patient organizations from different disease areas including epilepsy, sickle cell, cancer, diabetes, mental health, stroke, pain, Hepatitis B, HIV and AIDS etc.

www.chainproject.org
Gambia Red Cross Society
Gambia Red Cross Society

Gambia Red Cross Society was established in April 1948 as a branch of the British Red Cross and following the ratification of the Geneva Convention in 1965, GRCS became a recognized independent National Society by an Act of Parliament (Laws of The Gambia, 1966, Cap 51:01) with perpetual succession.
The Gambia Red Cross Society has a nationwide representation with active governance structures and volunteer networks in the country. As an auxiliary institution to a public authority, especially the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare GRCS is active in all parts of the Gambia. Overall, the NS has a national headquarters and 7 regional branches with about 300 links and a total of 25,000 active volunteers. This population of volunteers is the major strength of the society and is equipped with a wealth of experiences in carrying out community activities such as advocacy, social mobilization for health promotion and protection. Our partners varies from the Government Ministries, the UN system, and other institutions engaged in the promotion of health and welbeing.

www.gamredcross.org
IFRC
IFRC

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is a global humanitarian organization, which coordinates and directs international assistance following natural and man-made disasters in non-conflict situations. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

www.ifrc.org
International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps

A preeminent First Responder, International Medical Corps provides lifesaving healthcare and training that builds self-reliance for people on the frontlines of war, disaster and disease in 30 countries. Since its founding in 1984, the organization has responded to every major disaster of the last three decades - from civil war and famine in Somalia; to genocide in Rwanda and ethnic cleansing in the Balkans; earthquakes in Haiti, Japan, and Nepal; the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo; wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria; and most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic.

www.internationalmedicalcorps.org
Kenya Red Cross Society
Kenya Red Cross Society

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) was established on 21 December 1965 through the Kenya Red Cross Society Act. The National Society was officially recognized by the Government in the Kenya Red Cross Society Act (Chapter 256 Laws of Kenya) as a voluntary aid Society auxiliary to the public authorities in the humanitarian field and as the only National Red Cross Society that carries out its activities in the Kenyan territory. Over the years, KRCS has remained the leading humanitarian agency and the strongest humanitarian brand in Kenya, the East Africa region and Africa.

www.redcross.or.ke
Management Sciences for Health
Management Sciences for Health

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Strengthening Supply Chain Systems (SSCS) Activity aims to support the Government of Uganda to increase local capacity and ensure the sustainability of development outcomes by improving supply chain performance to ensure uninterrupted availability of quality essential medicines and health supplies at health facilities—thereby, improving the health status of all Ugandans.  The USAID/SSCS Activity is a five-year program implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in collaboration with the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) and the Uganda Healthcare Federation (UHF). The USAID/SSCS Activity focuses on three result areas: Targeted improvements along the public health supply chain to boost system-wide performance; Advances in good governance that improves the enabling environment for health supply chain performance; Increased local capacity to plan, finance, and implement solutions to supply chain challenges and ensure sustainability of development outcomes.

www.msh.org
Médecins Sans Frontières - MSF
Médecins Sans Frontières - MSF

MSF (Médécins Sans Frontières) is an international, independent medical humanitarian organisation that provides medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - most of them hired locally. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality.

www.msf.org
Ministry of Health - Burkina Faso
Ministry of Health - Burkina Faso


www.sante.gov.bf
Ministry of Health - Kenya
Ministry of Health - Kenya

Ministry of Health, Kenya is charged with development of policies that support service delivery at the level of implementation as Health is a devolved function.

www.health.go.ke
Ministry of Health and Social Services - Namibia
Ministry of Health and Social Services - Namibia

The Ministry of Health and Services in Namibia is responsible for the provision of health services to the Namibian people. The Ministry ensures that the people living in Namibia receives quality medical care. The Ministry regulated the provision of health services both in private and public sector.

www.mhss.gov.na
National Drug Authority, Uganda
National Drug Authority, Uganda

National Drug Authority was established in 1993 by the National Drug Policy and Authority Statute which in 2000 became the National Drug Policy and Authority (NDP/A)Act, Cap. 206 of the laws of Uganda (2000 Edition). The Act established a national Drug Policy and National Drug Authority to ensure the availability, at all times, of essential, efficacious and cost-effective drugs to the entire population of Uganda, as a means of providing satisfactory health care and safeguarding the appropriate use of drugs. NDA is a center of excellence in Good Manufacturing practice in East Africa, the quality control laboratory is WHO prequalified and is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited and rated at maturing level 4 as per WHO regulatory systems strengthening assessment. NDA is ISO/IEC:9001:2015 Certified.

www.nda.or.ug
Pfizer Laboratories
Pfizer Laboratories

Pfizer, Inc., one of the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical and biomedical companies, dedicated to discovering, developing, manufacturing, and marketing prescription medications for both humans and animals. Headquarters are in New York City.

www.pfizer.co.za
Pharmaccess Group, Ghana
Pharmaccess Group, Ghana

PharmAccess is an entrepreneurial NGO that aims to connect more people to better healthcare in Africa. With offices in Amsterdam, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania and Nigeria, we have introduced health insurance for the informal sector, ‘SafeCare’ standards to assess quality of care, and loans for health SMEs through the Medical Credit Fund, amongst others. PharmAccess believes mobile technology can accelerate UHC. Together with Safaricom and IT company CarePay, we developed M-TIBA, a digital payment platform for healthcare that connects over 4 million people to care through a mobile health wallet. We are moreover setting up a digital supply chain platform in Ghana to increase access and quality of essential medicines. And we have introduced digital service delivery models for NCD care and maternal and childcare in Kenya. PharmAccess works with local and international partners, including pharma companies, to optimize impact.

www.pharmaccess.org
Roche
Roche

Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalised healthcare. Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management

www.roche.com
SAHPRA - South African Health Products Regulatory Authority
SAHPRA - South African Health Products Regulatory Authority

The South African Health Products Authority (SAHPRA) is an entity of the South African National Department of Health, created by the South African Government to ensure that the health and well-being of human and animal health is at its core. SAHPRA is the Regulatory Authority of South Africa, which is responsible for the regulation of health products intended for human and animal use; the licensing of manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of medicines, medical devices, radiation emitting devices and radioactive nucleides; and the conduct of clinical trials. SAHPRA has three pillars to ensure that medicines, medical devices and IVDs meet the requisite standards to protect the health and well-being of South Africans: Safety, Efficacy, Quality. These three pillars define the ethos of SAHPRA.

www.sahpra.org.za
TAPA EMEA
TAPA EMEA

TAPA EMEA (www.tapaemea.org) is the leading, not-for-profit supply chain resilience and security Association and our members include Manufacturers, Shippers, Logistics Service Providers, Freight Transport companies, insurers, law enforcement agencies and security service providers. TAPA EMEA helps companies manage risks and prevent losses from their supply chains through independently certified security standards for facilities, trucking and secure parking as well as through training, the sharing of incident intelligence and data, and networking and events.

www.tapaemea.org
UNICEF
UNICEF

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Together with our partners, we work to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. The UNICEF Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, guided by the SDGs and located in Panama City, coordinates and supervises the work of UNICEF in 36 countries and territories through 24 national country programs to promote the rights and well-being of all children and adolescents in the region. It also advocates to promote investment and public policies focused on children and adolescents, developing regional alliances to achieve the objectives defined in the Regional Operational Management Plan 2018-2021.

www.unicef.org/supply/
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.
Made up of 54 member States, and playing a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and as a key component of the African institutional landscape, ECA is well positioned to make unique contributions to address the Continent’s development challenges.

www.uneca.org
USAID Bureau of Global Health
USAID Bureau of Global Health

The Bureau for Global Health invests in global health to protect Americans at home and abroad, save lives, strengthen fragile states, and promote social and economic progress. USAID’s global health efforts, grounded in investments in health systems strengthening and breakthrough innovation, are focused around three strategic priorities: Preventing child and maternal deaths; controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic; and combating infectious diseases. As the USAID’s lead in responding to these critical priorities, the Bureau for Global Health, headquartered in Washington, D.C., supports the technical and programmatic needs of USAID’s global health efforts around the world.

www.usaid.gov
UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services


www.unops.org
VillageReach
VillageReach

VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone, so that each person has the health care needed to thrive. We develop solutions that improve equity and access to primary health care. This includes making sure products are available when and where they are needed and primary health care services are delivered to the most under-reached. Radical collaboration with governments, the private sector and other partners strengthen our ability to scale and sustain these solutions. Our work increases access to quality health care for 46 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.

www.villagereach.org
World Food Programme
World Food Programme

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. In 2020, WFP assisted 115.5 million people – the largest number since 2012 –  in 84 countries. On any given day, WFP has 5,600 trucks, 30 ships and nearly 100 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need. These numbers lie at the roots of WFP’s unparalleled reputation as an emergency responder, one that gets the job done quickly at scale in the most difficult environments. WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations. Two-thirds of our work is in conflict-affected countries where people are three times more likely to be undernourished than those living in countries without conflict. WFP also provides services to the entire humanitarian community, including passenger air transportation through the UN Humanitarian Air Service, which flies to more than 280 locations worldwide. 

www.wfp.org
World Health Organisation
World Health Organisation

The World Health Organization (WHO) are the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations’ system, working in 150 country offices. The WHO Regional Office for Africa is one of WHO’s 6 regional offices around the world. It serves the WHO African Region, which comprises 47 Member States with the Regional Office in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. As the lead health authority within the United Nations (UN) system, we work with the Member States in the African Region and development partners to improve the health and well-being of people. Our work involves translation of global health initiatives into regional plans that respond to the specific needs and challenges of countries in the Region. We support countries to achieve better health outcomes through technical and policy advice, development of norms and standards, generation and sharing of knowledge and convening health partners. Together with countries, we attain health objectives by supporting national health policies and strategies.

www.who.int