Building a Strong Healthcare Supply Chain in Guinea

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Monday, April 11, 2022
Students of fifth year pharmacy at La Source University in a group photo with officials after the handover ceremony.
Ousmane Condé/USAID Guinea

In Guinea, healthcare supply chain decisions are often made by professionals with little or no formal supply chain training, leading to inefficiencies in product and service delivery that result in increased prices and stockouts. 

To address this knowledge gap, the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program (GHSC-PSM) launched a training program in supply chain management of health products in Guinean universities and educational institutions.  This training program is part of the implementation of an important national human resources capacity building program launched by the Guinean Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene in 2017.

Since 2018, GHSC-PSM has worked with the Ministry of Health to develop training modules suitable for academic institutions and pharmacy students. The supply chain training modules were delivered for the first time in May 2021 for students from Gamal Abdel Nasser University and Kofi Annan University in Conakry. A total of 156 students from the two universities benefited from these training courses. In April 2022, 96 students from the La Source University in Conakry also received their certificates after benefiting from the same training courses.

Through this training, USAID is supporting Guinea to build a competent health workforce in the healthcare supply chain management.

 

Last updated: May 13, 2022

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