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Kano to Harmonize Drugs Supply Chain Management

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Idris Abubakar

Kano state government will soon harmonize all vertical public health programs into a single supply chain system including equipment.

The Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa made the disclosure while declaring open, a 2-Year Supply Chain Management (SCM) Workplan Development Workshop at Bafra Hotel, Kaduna.

This was contained in a statement made available to Stallion Times, Tuesday, by the spokesperson, Ministry of Health, Hadiza Mustapha Namadi.

According to the statement, Dr. Tsanyawa appreciated the National Products Supply Chain Management Program 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.

Dr. Tsanyawa said one of the major challenges in actualizing this dream is the issue of vaccines.

Some participants at the workshop

He added that the Ministry is looking at the possibility of upgrading the Drug Manufacturing Unit of Drugs Medical Consumables Supply Agency (DMCSA) along with vaccine warehousing harmonization.

Dr. Tsanyawa also highlighted some achievements of the administration of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in health sector development in terms of investing resources, renovating and upgrading health facilities as well as equipping the facilities.

In her remarks, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Haj. Amina A. Musa while wishing the participants of a successful deliberation, urged them to participate actively in the development of the work plan.

Earlier, the Chairman Kano State Supply Chain Management Team, who is also Director Pharmaceutical Services, Kano State Ministry of Health, Pharmacist Gali Sule enumerated the objectives of the workshop which include 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 programs of the Ministry.

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