There are concerns (given deficits in vital supply chain and management functions) that the public health supply chain system could impede efforts to improve coverage and improve health outcomes in Nigeria.
Following a rapid diagnostic and focused consultations, a theory of change was developed predicated on three priority levers that target fundamental root causes of supply chain underperformance:
Building on the theory of change, an independent resource center called Africa Resource Centre for Supply Chain in Nigeria – to serve as an independent advisor and strategic partner to provide technical and strategic support to the Federal Ministry of Health, State Ministries of Health, donors and implementing partners in Nigeria.
Theory of Change
The Vision of The Africa Resource Centre for Supply Chain
The vision of ARC is to build a supply chain think tank and broker that can provide independent strategic advice to help countries meet their public health goals. ARC aims to work with actors across sectors and throughout the value chain, to broker, match and structure partnerships across private, civic society, academia, and public sector in Africa. This will leverage local and international talent and expertise to strengthen supply chain and improve medicines availability.
IMPACT SERVICE MODELTo support the Ministry of Health to improve availability by…
- Increasing Investment in Supply Chain
- Injecting Private Sector Expertise
- Building Capacity & Developing Talent
- Improving Availability of Medicines & Health Products
- Partnership Brokering
- Independent Advice & Advocacy
- Centre of Excellence