FG Will Support Effective Health Supply Management Chain -Mamora


The Honourable Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora has stated that, “the Federal Government is ready to partner with individuals and groups to effect an efficient Health Supply Management Chain in the Country”.

He made this statement during a courtesy visit paid him by a team from the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM), Nigeria, led by Country Director, Mike Egboh in his office at the Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja.

The team informed the Minister of State, that the GHSC-PSM Nigeria, supported by the Global Fund and managed by Chemonics International commenced health procurement and supply management operations in Nigeria in July 2016 and so far have assisted the Government to procure, warehouse and distribute HIV, malaria and family planning commodities to over 18,000 facilities; while also providing technical assistance in supply chain operations to the Federal and States Ministries of Health. He said that the objective of the project is to improve health outcomes by ensuring uninterrupted supplies of health commodities directly to the health facilities to prevent suffering, save lives and create a brighter future for Nigerians.

The Minister of State appreciated the team for the laudable initiative and for identifying challenges in the health supply chain as well as their attempts in redressing pending issues. He stated that the program is timely, to further support the efforts of the present Administration in attainment of its Universal Health Coverage initiative which is to ensure that all Nigerians access quality health services at all times in all places.

Dr. Mamora expressed Government’s desire for continuous partnership and collaboration with the organization towards the development, integration and actualization of an effective Nigerian Health Supply Chain system.

Courtesy call on the Hon. Minister of State, Health by Team from USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program
Hon. Minister of State, Health (Center) with Team from USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program in his Office

Eunice Akro
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