Current Active Countries
ARC in Nigeria works with the Nigerian government at both federal and state levels to increase the availability of medicines in the country. The regional office also serves to support other national governments in Anglophone West Africa to achieve the goals, vision and mission of the organisation.
Warehouse Visibility and Governance
This is a special intervention of the Honourable Minister for Health (HMH) to address public health commodity visibility and wastages. The key deliverable is to set up a visibility platform that provides information on the status of state warehouses and serves as the basis for advocacy for warehouse improvements. The dashboard development was facilitated by ARC through a private sector partner, SBSC. Additionally, Heineken Nigeria Breweries is providing a two-week intensive capacity building session for eight national and state warehouse managers to improve their capacity in warehouse management, the 5Ss, visual management and maintenance.
Visibility and Analytics Network Support for Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)
ARC was asked to support the national Visibility and Analytics Network team in the use of control tower data and to build its capacity for conducting analysis and using the analytics for decision making. ARC engaged a private sector expert from Procter & Gamble to coach and mentor the NPHCDA logistics unit on how to utilize a root cause analytics platform to improve the vaccine delivery system. This was done in collaboration with technical support partners such as the Clinton Health Access Initiative and UNICEF.
Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) Supply Chain Design
ARC developed the supply chain design for the Ministry of Health’s BHCPF pilot project and seconded experts to support its goal of delivering basic healthcare for all. This will be achieved through brokering partnerships and coordinating private sector partners via the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria. ARC is supporting the necessary capacity building of government staff in BHCPF participating facilities.
MIT Global SCALE Network Centre
ARC Nigeria has completed a feasibility study for establishing an Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Centre in Nigeria (the first in Africa) to build long-term supply chain talent for the continent. To achieve a critical mass of committed stakeholders, ARC engaged stakeholders across sectors including health, transport/logistics, oil, gas and manufacturing. Stakeholders from the private sector include Dangote, Access Bank, Bolloré, Zenith Bank, B Medical Systems, Red Star Express PLC/FedEx, Jumia, CMA CGM, Africa Capital Alliance, Mobil Oil, American Business Council (comprising more than 42 leading US companies in Nigeria), General Electric and logistics company UPS.
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) Strategic Training for Executives Programme (STEP)
This training addresses the soft-skills gap for top-level managers who oversee public health supply chain programmes in Nigeria. Through the STEP programme, ARC is training 38 top-level supply chain managers and policy and decision makers from the NPHCDA who have oversight roles on vaccine management. ARC Nigeria engaged private sector companies to provide mentors to the participants, including GlaxoSmithKline, UPS, Novartis, Solina Group, John Snow Inc., Unocasa Limited, Medical Credit Fund, Mahadum360, IQVIA and the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria.