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WHAT DOES A PATIENT-CENTRIC DELIVERY MODEL LOOK LIKE?

TRULY PATIENT-CENTRIC HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS ARE DESIGNED AND DEVELOPED WITH THE PATIENT IN MIND FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.

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CAN A SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY BE EFFECTIVE WITHOUT GOVERNANCE TO SUPPORT IT?

WHEN LOOKING TO REFORM OR ESTABLISH EFFECTIVE SUPPLY CHAINS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY DOESN’T ALWAYS TRANSLATE INTO SUSTAINABLE IMPLEMENTATION. WE CONSIDER WHY AND WHAT CAN BE DONE TO ENSURE SUSTAINABILITY IN THIS ARTICLE.

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SUPPORTING SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

ARC PARTNERED WITH THE AMD TO DEVELOP AN OPERATING MODEL THAT WOULD IMPROVE ITS ABILITY TO PREDICT, AVOID AND RESPOND TO STOCK SHORTAGES TIMEOUSLY. THIS LED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FUTURE-STATE VAN OPERATING MODEL.

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SUPPORTING CHRONIC MEDICINE REGIMEN TRANSITIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA

ARC SUPPORTED THE NDOH TO PLAN THE INTRODUCTION OF TLD, WHILE MAINTAINING FULL AVAILABILITY OF BOTH THE OLD AND NEW REGIMENS.

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PRIORITISING THE ROLE OF CHANGE MANAGEMENT IN TRANSFORMING SUPPLY CHAINS IN SOUTH AFRICA

ARC DEVELOPED A COMPREHENSIVE PROCESS TO FACILITATE CHANGE MANAGEMENT IN LINE WITH THE PROJECT PLANS FOR THE VARIOUS INITIATIVES UNDERWAY. ARC FORMULATED AN APPROACH TO COMMUNICATE AND DRIVE THE ADOPTION OF A SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION ROADMAP AT NATIONAL, PROVINCIAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITY LEVELS.

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SUPPORTING KENYA’S ANTIRETROVIRAL REGIMEN TRANSITION

ARC PERFORMED AN INDEPENDENT ADVISORY ROLE TO SHAPE THE OVERALL TLD TRANSITION PROJECT AND BROKERED ADDITIONAL EXPERT RESOURCES FROM NOVO NORDISK AND A LOCAL PRIVATE SECTOR CONSULTANT TO SUPPORT THE INITIATIVE.

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SUPPORTING CAPABILITY BUILDING AT THE NDOH

ARC SUPPORTED THE NDOH BY MOBILISING THE FUNDING AND RESOURCES TO DELIVER A PROGRAMME THAT WOULD PROVIDE TRAINING IN DEMAND PLANNING AT THE PROVINCIAL AND NATIONAL LEVELS.

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LEVERAGING PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT TO SUPPORT MEDICINE AVAILABILITY IN KENYA

ARC HAS BEEN WORKING WITH THE FEDERATION’S SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP TO ENGAGE THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH IN A COLLABORATIVE PLATFORM WHERE IT CAN DRAW ON INSIGHTS AND CAPABILITIES FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

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SUPPORTING LAST MILE DELIVERY TRANSFORMATION IN BURKINA FASO

ARC IS SUPPORTING THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH BY EVALUATING TWO LAST MILE DISTRIBUTION PILOTS AND CONTRIBUTING TO ITS HEALTH PRODUCTS STRENGTHENING PLAN.

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STRENGTHENING MEDICINE SUPPLY PLANNING IN SOUTH AFRICA DURING COVID-19

ARC DEVELOPED A TOOL FOR THE NDOH THAT GIVES INSIGHT INTO WHETHER PROVINCES HAD THE RIGHT QUANTITY OF MEDICINES TO MEET THE COVID-19 MEDICINES DEMAND FORECAST.

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STRENGTHENING VISIBILITY ACROSS THE PUBLIC HEALTH SUPPLY CHAIN IN KENYA

ARC CREATED A SERIES OF DASHBOARDS THAT ALLOW THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH TO EASILY MONITOR INVENTORY LEVELS OF HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS DOWN TO THE FACILITY LEVEL.

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SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF STRATEGIC COMPONENTS OF SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY IN KENYA

ARC and J&J collaborated to support the costing and implementation plan activities to inform the annual and multi-year operational budgets for Kenya’s health products and technologies supply chain.

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PRIORITISING THE ROLE OF CHANGE MANAGEMENT IN TRANSFORMING SUPPLY CHAINS IN SOUTH AFRICA

ARC IDENTIFIED AN OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY ITS CHANGE MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGY TO ASSIST HEALTHCARE WORKERS TO COPE WITH THE SEISMIC CHANGE THAT HAD HAPPENED IN THEIR WORK DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENTS BECAUSE OF COVID-19.

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STRENGTHENING PUBLIC HEALTH SUPPLY CHAINS IN SENEGAL

BASED ON THE ASSESSMENT AND BUILDING ON ITS EXPERTISE IN SUPPLY CHAIN, ARC IS SUPPORTING THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH THROUGH DEVELOPING A STRATEGIC ADVISORY PROJECT TO STRENGTHEN THE PUBLIC HEALTH SUPPLY CHAIN AND ALLOW YEKSI NAA TO BE RELAUNCHED.

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WHAT IS CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT IN HEALTHCARE?

STAFF RUNNING PUBLIC HEALTH SUPPLY CHAINS NEED TO BE SUPPORTED VIA CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES TO ADAPT TO THE CONSTANT ENVIRONMENTAL AND PROJECT CHANGES.

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DIFFERENTIATED CHANNEL DELIVERY IN AFRICA: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

THE VALUE OF DIFFERENTIATED CHANNEL DELIVERY (DCD) IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY CLEAR FOR HEALTHCARE IN AFRICA.

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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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