ISCEA, ARC collaborate to drive Nigeria’s public health supply chain

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International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) has partnered with the Africa Resource Centre (ARC) to drive public health supply chain (SC) systems through a talent pool.

The partnership will amongst other things, strengthen existing programs within the ARC and provide certification programme opportunities for supply chain experts within the public, and private sector as well as academia.

It is also aimed at sustainably increasing the number of adequately trained professionals with practical skills in the public health and private sector supply chain systems in Nigeria.

Lalith DeSilva, president and CEO of ISCEA said that the organisation will award 100 scholarships to future leaders of Nigeria to obtain its certification such as CSCA (Certified Supply Chain Analyst) and CHSCA (Certified HealthCare Supply Chain Analyst) yearly within the next five years.

“The total value awarded is US$550,000. We are delighted to make these scholarships available to the future leaders of Nigeria,” DeSilva said.

“This program is ideal for those planning to enter the field of supply chain management whether they are directly or indirectly involved with customers, suppliers, flow of materials, flow of information, or part of improvement initiatives such as creating a lean supply chain. We are thankful to have the support of ARC Academy to manage the program for us,” she added.

The ISCEA certification serves as supply chain professional development initiative for participants in the ARC academy especially public workers, equipping them with hands-on skills to conduct supply chain transformation initiatives at the respective health facilities and enabling them to undertake supply chain management processes within the health facility according to international best practices.

Azuka Okeke, regional director, ARC stated that ARC through its academy the partnership is fostering a supply chain revolution in Nigeria by providing foundational skills for management and logistics to … Read More...