NIGERIA

CULTIVATING A RESPONSIVE ACADEMIC SECTOR IN A POST-COVID-19 PANDEMIC WORLD

In his presentation at the ARC Academic Forum meeting in November 2020, Dr. Temidayo Akenroye of Liverpool John Moores University explored some of the challenges, lessons, and opportunities that have emerged for academia in Africa because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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REINTEGRATING ACADEMICS AS ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS

IN HIS KEYNOTE SPEECH AT THE LAUNCH OF THE ARC ACADEMIC FORUM PROF RICHARD CHIVAKA ADVOCATED FOR A SHIFT TOWARDS RESEARCH THAT FOCUSES ON ADDRESSING PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO AFRICA’S HEALTHCARE CHALLENGES.

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HOW ADVOCACY CAN SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF HEALTHCARE REFORM

ADVOCACY TO INFLUENCE STRATEGIES AND PUBLIC POLICY IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF SUPPORTING AND ADVANCING HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS IN AFRICA. BUT WITH A COMPLEX MIX OF DIPLOMACY, FINANCIAL CAPACITY AND RELATIONAL CAPITAL REQUIRED TO MAKE ADVOCACY EFFECTIVE, HOW CAN IT BE BEST IMPLEMENTED BY THOSE WISHING TO SUPPORT GOVERNMENTS?

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HOW TO ACHIEVE SUCCESSFUL PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT PARTNERSHIPS

THE UNDERSTANDING THAT GOVERNMENT HEALTHCARE SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE TO ALL WHO NEED IT SOMETIMES OVERLOOKS THE REAL COST THAT PATIENTS HAVE TO PAY IN ORDER TO ACCESS HEALTHCARE SERVICES.

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SHOULD PATIENTS PAY FOR PUBLIC HEALTHCARE?

THE UNDERSTANDING THAT GOVERNMENT HEALTHCARE SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE TO ALL WHO NEED IT SOMETIMES OVERLOOKS THE REAL COST THAT PATIENTS HAVE TO PAY IN ORDER TO ACCESS HEALTHCARE SERVICES.

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PUTTING HUMANITY AT THE HEART OF HEALTHCARE

PUBLIC HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS SERVE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. GOVERNMENTS REQUIRE COMPLEX SYSTEMS AND EXTENSIVE MANAGEMENT TO PROVIDE CARE. TO DO THIS EFFECTIVELY, THE PATIENTS THE SYSTEMS ARE CREATED TO SERVE HAVE IN MANY CASES BEEN REDUCED TO NUMBERS RATHER THAN PEOPLE. WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO REIMAGINE HEALTHCARE IN AFRICA FOR PATIENTS AS PEOPLE FIRST?

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OWNING OR OUTSOURCING: WHICH IS BEST FOR HEALTHCARE DELIVERY?

IF GOVERNMENTS RELEASE PART OF THEIR SUPPLY CHAIN DISTRIBUTION AND WAREHOUSING, THEY DON’T LOSE CONTROL BUT ACTUALLY GAIN AN INCREDIBLE ADVANTAGE THROUGH BETTER USE OF FUNDING, SUPPLY CHAIN FUNCTIONAL AGILITY AND ACCESS TO EXPERTISE FROM SERVICE PROVIDERS.

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ARC ENGAGEMENT STORIES: LOCAL PHARMA DELIVERS

NIGERIAN PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES ARE PARTNERING WITH GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT ITS PROVISON OF NIGERIA’S BASIC MINIMUM PACKAGE OF HEALTH SERVICES.

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DEVELOPING A TOOLKIT FOR BUILDING ROBUST HEALTH SUPPLY CHAINS IN AFRICA

AS AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS WORK TOWARDS IMPLEMENTING UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE SHARING BETWEEN THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR IS BECOMING AN INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION IN SUPPORT OF BUILDING STRONGER HEALTH SYSTEMS, INCLUDING RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAINS, ON THE CONTINENT.

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CAN GOVERNMENTS CULTIVATE PATIENT-CENTRIC HEALTH SUPPLY CHAINS IN AFRICA?

CAN GOVERNMENTS IN AFRICA REALLY HOPE TO ACHIEVE PATIENT-CENTRIC SUPPLY CHAINS? YES, THEY CERTAINLY CAN. HOWEVER, THERE ARE SOME EXISTING BARRIERS THAT HAVE SLOWED DOWN THE RATE OF PATIENT-CENTRIC SUPPLY CHAINS BEING DEVELOPED.

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The role of private sector engagement in post-pandemic health system strengthening

AS AFRICA GRAPPLES NOT ONLY WITH THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE HEALTH SECTOR BUT WITH HISTORICAL CHALLENGES, WHAT ROLE WILL PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT PLAY IN HEALTH SYSTEM STRENGTHENING?

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ARC HELPS ACCELERATE THE AVAILABILITY OF MEDICINES IN MOZAMBIQUE

ARC WAS INVITED TO CONTRIBUTE TO REIMAGINING ASPECTS OF THE HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAIN IN MOZAMBIQUE TO SUPPORT THE MOZAMBIQUAN GOVERNMENT IN ITS WORK TO IMPROVE THE AVAILABILITY OF MEDICINES.

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WHY IS PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH SUPPLY CHAIN IMPORTANT?

GOVERNMENTS DO NOT NEED TO START FROM SCRATCH TO WORK OUT HOW TO GET MEDICINES TO PATIENTS. THE PRIVATE SECTOR HAS IMMENSE EXISTING KNOWLEDGE AND TRIED AND TESTED APPROACHES THAT CAN BE LEVERAGED IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH SPACE.

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HOW PATIENTS’ VOICES CAN DRIVE HEALTHCARE CHANGES

CREATING PATIENT-CENTRED HEALTHCARE REQUIRES THAT THE PATIENT’S VOICE BE CENTRAL TO DECISION-MAKING. THIS BEGS THE QUESTION AS TO WHAT EXTENT PATIENTS’ VOICES CAN EFFECT CHANGE IN THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM?

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ARC ENGAGEMENT STORIES: EASING THE TRANSITIONING TO A NEW HIV THERAPY

IN KENYA AND SOUTH AFRICA, THE AFRICA RESOURCE CENTRE RECRUITED COMMERCIAL SUPPLY CHAIN EXPERTS TO SUPPORT THE PRODUCT LAUNCH OF A NEW FIRST-LINE ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY REGIMEN AND A TRANSITION PLAN FOR REPLACING THE EXISTING REGIMEN.

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ARC ENGAGEMENT STORIES: INTRODUCTION

THE STORIES IN THIS BLOG SERIES ILLUSTRATE THE DIFFERENT WAYS ARC IS HELPING COUNTRIES ENGAGE PRIVATE SECTOR EXPERTISE TO STRENGTHEN THEIR HEALTH SUPPLY CHAINS AND DESIGN INNOVATIVE NEW APPROACHES THAT ENSURE MEDICINES ARE AVAILABLE TO THE PEOPLE WHO NEED THEM.

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