ENABLING PUBLIC HEALTH SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE SINCE 2019
LEADING EXAMPLES OF ARC’S WORK AND OUTCOMES IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE
REVISING THE NATIONAL STRATEGY ON THE PUBLIC HEALTH SUPPLY CHAIN
In 2019, ARC assisted the Ministry of Health in implementing its action plan for supply chain transformation. ARC advocated for the government to prioritise the transformation of the public health supply chain by developing an unprecedented framework for collaboration between stakeholders in the supply chain. This action made it possible to consolidate all the evaluations in a single reference document. As a result, ARC developed the terms of reference for the Ministry of Health to apply during its review process, including clear, measurable guidelines. Côte d’Ivoire now has a revised and robust strategy in place and consolidated assessment reports and evaluations.
ARC’s academic project in Côte d’Ivoire aimed to build capacity for a competent and productive workforce. ARC partnered with two training institutions: the Pharmacy Department of University Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan and the Training Centre for professions in the supply chain. The university training aimed to qualify pharmacists in supply chain management during their specialisation, and the Training Centre sought to build capacity for public health supply chain stakeholders. The Kühne Foundation provided teacher and pharmacist training. Participants also had the opportunity to undertake a working visit to the IAM (Dakar) to capitalise on the experiences of the master’s degree in supply chain management.