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EAC Regional Centre of Excellence for Health Supply Chain Management
Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Benin (Dahomey)
Field of Expertise:
Medical Products, Technologies; PSCM, financing and cost/pricing; Procurement and Supply Chain Assessments & Strengthening; Medical Products, Technologies; PSCM, financing and cost/pricing; Medical Stores
Narrative description of project:
In September 2014 the Sectoral Council of Ministers for Health of the East African Community approved the establishment of five regional centres of excellence. The EAC Secretariat was tasked with operationalising this decision in collaboration with stakeholders and partners.
Prior to the Ministers’ decision two landscape assessments were undertaken, first in Rwanda, then across the EAC, to identify suitable host institutions for the Regional Centre of Excellence (RCE) for Health Supply Chain Management. The School of Public Health (SPH) in the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Rwanda was identified as the potential host. KfW, a funding partner of the EAC, commissioned a study to assess the feasibility of the School of Public Health to host the regional centre.
As the EAC RCE plans to build from the experiences of the Gates Foundation supported LOGIVAC Project, the consultancy team started their assessment by visiting the LOGIVAC Centre in Benin, followed by a visit to Rwanda.