Kano to harmonize drugs supply chain management
By Jack Acheme, Kano
Kano State government will soon harmonise all vertical public health programmes into a single supply chain system including equipment.
Kano State commissioner of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa made the statement when he declared open a 3-day, 2-Year Supply Chain Management (SCM) workplan development workshop at Bafra hotel, Kaduna state..
Dr. Tsanyawa said that one of the major challenges in actualizing this dream is the issue of vaccines.
“The ministry is looking at the possibility of upgrading the Drug Manufacturing Unit of Drugs Medical Consumables Supply Agency (DMCSA) along with the vaccine warehousing harmonization,” said the Commissioner.
He also highlighted the achievements of the administration of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in health sector development in terms of investing resources as well as renovating and upgrading health facilities as well as equipping the facilities.
During the workshop Dr. Tsanyawa appreciated the National Products Supply Chain Management Programme of the Federal Ministry of Health, the Africa Resource Centre for Excellence in Supply Chain Management (ARC_ESM), CHAI, SOLINA, Technical Advice Connect (T. A Connect), Lafiya FCDO, SOLINA, BMGF and UNICEF for their unrelenting supports to Kano State Government and the Health sector in particular.
The Chairman Kano State Supply Chain Management Team, who is also the Director Pharmaceutical Services, Kano State Ministry of Health, Pharmacist Gali Sule enumerated the objectives of the workshop which includes among others the development of a robust 2-year SCM work plan in collaboration with all the stakeholders.
Pharmacist Ghali appreciated the Commissioner for his commitments and support to all the pharmaceutical activities and programmes of the Ministry.
The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Haj. Amina A. Musa welcomed the participants and wished them fruitful deliberations.