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A Vital Step towards Improving Health in Africa


Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH) programs play a crucial role in addressing the health challenges faced by women and children in Africa. However, these programs can only be effective if they are supported by robust procurement systems that ensure the availability of high-quality medical supplies. With our mission to improve the availability of medical supplies on the continent, recognize the significance of strengthening procurement support for RMNCH programs. By focusing on Institutional & Individual Capacity Enhancement, Workforce Development, and Knowledge Sharing, we are empowering procurement entities and professionals to raise standards and enhance efficiency in the procurement of medical supplies. 

One of the primary goals of strengthening procurement support for RMNCH programs is to ensure the availability and accessibility of essential medical supplies. By implementing diagnostic and development/implementation initiatives in Kenya, Nigeria, and Ethiopia, we are addressing the specific procurement challenges faced by these countries. These initiatives identify gaps and opportunities for improvement, leading to targeted interventions that enhance the procurement process. As a result, medical supplies vital for reproductive health, maternal care, and child health will be more readily available, leading to improved health outcomes.

A crucial aspect of strengthening procurement support is investing in the knowledge and skills of procurement professionals. Our robust Workforce Development program, focusing on Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) qualifications, empowers individuals to perform their procurement duties effectively and efficiently. By providing comprehensive training and certification, this program enhances the competencies of procurement staff, enabling them to navigate the complex procurement landscape with confidence. Ultimately, this leads to improved procurement practices, reduced inefficiencies, and better utilization of available resources.

Ethics and transparency are vital components of an effective procurement system. By emphasizing the importance of ethical practices, we ensure that the procurement of medical supplies follows strict guidelines and regulations. Through our Knowledge Hub, a collaborative learning network of health procurement professionals, knowledge and experiences are shared, fostering a culture of best practices and ethical procurement. This approach not only reduces the risk of corruption but also increases the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the procurement process.

Our mission goes beyond individual countries. By creating a knowledge hub and facilitating collaboration among procurement professionals, we foster a sense of unity and shared purpose across the continent. This collaborative approach enables the pooling of resources, sharing of expertise, and leveraging of collective experiences to tackle common challenges. Through this network, the procurement practices can be continuously refined, adapting to emerging trends and incorporating innovative solutions.

Strengthening procurement support for RMNCH programs in Africa is vital for improving the availability of medical supplies and ultimately enhancing health outcomes for women and children. Our comprehensive approach, including Institutional & Individual Capacity Enhancement, Workforce Development, diagnostic and development/implementation initiatives, and the Knowledge Hub, plays a pivotal role in raising the standards of procurement practices across the continent. By empowering procurement entities and professionals, and fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing, we are contributing to the efficient, ethical procurement of medical supplies. Together, we can make significant strides in improving health and saving lives in Africa.




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