NIGERIA

STRENGTHENING PUBLIC HEALTH SUPPLY CHAINS IN SENEGAL

As part of its efforts to increase the availability of medicines in Senegal, in 2012, the Ministry of Health (MoH) worked with its development partners to
create an Informed Push Model to facilitate the effective delivery of family planning products to the last mile. In 2016, the MoH launched Yeksi Naa to
extend last-mile distribution beyond family planning products. The project focused on using third-party logistics to manage the delivery of health
products from the district level to service delivery points (health centres and posts). During its initial phase, the project was hugely successful and
significantly contributed to reducing stock-outs and improving the availability of medicines at the last mile. In 2017, the model was extended to deliver
118 products in 9 of the 14 regions of Senegal. However, during the scaling phase, some limitations were experienced. The programme was paused
for these challenges to be assessed and addressed before the approach was applied more extensively.

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THE ROLE OF FELLOWSHIPS IN TRANSFORMING PUBLIC HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAINS IN AFRICA

FELLOWS SECONDED TO THE ARC SOLUTION CENTRE TEAM FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO DEVELOP CAPACITY WITHIN MINISTRIES OF HEALTH.

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