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?
Join arc for a free webinar where this topic will be discussed by a panel of experts.
African public health supply chains: challenges and opportunities for private sector engagement
Date: 17 September
Time: 3pm to 4pm (UTC+2)
Prof Richard Chivaka, Associate Professor of Business Strategy & Supply Chain Management at the University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business. Dr Chivaka is the Founding Director of Spark Health, a partnership between the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and Johnson & Johnson. Spark Health is an intensive mentoring and team transformation programme that strengthens health systems through culture change, with a strong focus on transformational leadership. In his role as CEO of Spark Health Africa, Richard has led health systems strengthening in Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
Dr Hudson Balidawa, Public Health and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at the Ugandan Ministry of Health, has worked extensively on issues of improving adherence to antiretroviral treatment in Uganda with low-resource facility-based interventions, as well as being part of the technical working group on Isoniazid Preventive Therapy guidelines for Uganda, among other things. He brings extensive public sector experience to the discussion.
Greg Badenhorst, Managing Director for Managed Solutions, East Africa, is a public health graduate, with over 25 years of supply chain management experience in the pharmaceutical, CPG and chemic trading environments. Prior to his appointment in 2019, he worked for a leading global pharmaceutical organisation where he was responsible for warehousing and distribution across sub-Saharan Africa.
Bonnie Fundafunda, PhD, is the regional lead, supporting East and Southern Africa countries for ARC. He has over 30 years’ experience in health policy, planning, strategy, operational systems and business development in Africa.
Bronwyn Timm is the strategy and partnerships lead at ARC. She learnt and implemented design thinking, agile organisations and disruptive growth methodologies and best practices in her work at McKinsey and AB InBev. She now applies those skills to improve medicines’ availability in Africa.