ARC in Eastern Africa supports ministries of health in this region to strengthen their supply chains to improve availability of medicines. The region also has a Solution Centre that supports the regions to achieve the organisational mission.
Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) is the supply chain strategy and interventions that support differentiated service delivery and care. ARC will support the Ministry of Health’s AIDS Control Programme to continue to evolve and transform Uganda’s DSD strategy and model. ARC anticipates a multi-year partnership over several phases with the focus of phase 1 being to develop and optimize the target DSD model for Uganda.
Kenya has around 1.1 million people on ART and is embarking on a similar transition. As in South Africa, there are context-specific transition challenges. For example, there are multiple existing regimens and risks of expiry and wastages of stock due to poor visibility of stock levels and consumption at lower levels of healthcare. ARC will support NASCOP in refining the current Kenyan supply chain plan for transitioning from Tenofovir /Lamivudine/ Efavirenz to TLD in a way that addresses these challenges, as well as systematically identifying the lessons learned.