CARISCA as a Centre of Excellence seeks to train, generate, and translate supply chain management research and innovation into positive development outcomes for Ghana and Africa. In order for these outcomes to be achieved, challenges associated with the supply chain system must be identified.
At this, CARISCA held a stakeholder meeting with Pharmaceuticals Importers and Wholesalers Association, Ghana (PIWA). The meeting which brought together representatives from various pharmaceutical companies was held on 15th October 2020 at the Alisa Hotel (Swiss Spirit), Accra.
Dr. John Serbe Marfo, STA, Health Supply Chains, Technology & Innovation (CARISCA), in his remarks noted that the Centre is currently focusing on transforming the health and agriculture supply chains, especially in Africa.
He was of the opinion that the meeting would enable CARISCA to identify the challenges associated with the health supply chain. He, therefore, encouraged participants to voice out major challenges faced and suggest possible ways CARISCA could collaborate with the Association.
Mr. Samuel Donkoh, President, PIWA, mentioned that the Association is currently challenged with supply chain financing, warehousing, logistics, and the unavailability of a database system of which CARISCA could play a role in bringing out solutions
Mr. Donkoh, further noted that collaboration with CARISCA would not only help PIWA but the entire supply chain system in Ghana. He expressed his gratitude to the Centre for engaging the Association in the project.
Dr. Marfo in his closing remarks noted that CARISCA would not only provide solutions to these identified challenges but also provide executive training for supply chain practitioners. He assured the Association of CARISCA’s commitment and dedication towards achieving its aim of transforming the supply chains.
Present at the meeting were; Mr. Joe Fiifi Yamoah, PIWA Executive Secretary, Mr. Jacob Kuutuome, Research Assistant – CARISCA and Miss Elsie Konadu Addae, CARISCA Administrative Manager.