Liberia work leads to $800K scale-up

20th April 2016

In 2015, Pharmaceutical Systems Africa (PSA), supported by the Innovation Fund, helped Liberia tackle supply chain weakness in the wake of the Ebola crisis.

The Liberian government adopted a new roadmap developed by PSA to help shape a new post-Ebola strategy for strengthening supply chains and the capacities of those who manage them. The government of Liberia subsequently placed supply chain human resource and development issues among the top of post-Ebola intervention priorities. In response to this prioritization, the World Bank has pledged US$800K for capacity development in Liberia, including addressing supply chain capacity gaps. Another partner, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is working to build the capacity to shift from routine supply chain operations to “emergency response” supply chain operations at the hospital and clinic level.

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